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3rd attack this week by a bird of prey.....

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Guinea Goonie, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. First it was one of the leghorns
    Now it is the ONLY silver polish hen I had
    and it has blinded a ccohin hen and i will have
    to cull her.

    What is worse it is doing this 200 feet from the house all three
    times.

    So now i am angry, hurt and dismayed.

    I am not raising and taking care of my chooks for the local
    bird of prey population to have a nice warm snack.

    I am afraid that I am going to have to put the whole flock up now for at least 10 days. It is the only thing i know what to do.
     
  2. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    Poor birds - it's so sad. [​IMG]
    The first hit guaranteed the return visits, unfortunately.
    I have a Cooper hawk that has a fix on my roo and hen the past several days and I have to stand over them (not getting pressing things done) or have them in lockdown in the covered run. They are not happy and I feel really bad for them but I think they're toast if I let my guard down. I think Cooper plans on nesting very nearby.
    I'm so sorry your birds got hurt and killed. [​IMG]
    JJ
     
  3. Mesa

    Mesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a fly by the other day. I am going to have to put up netting now.... stupid hawk.
     

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