7 hawks tryed eating my chicks

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by love4mychick, May 3, 2009.

  1. love4mychick

    love4mychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was out side cleaning there coop when my chicks were in there temp. pen next to the house playing i heard a loud caw like a big bird would sound like.
    i looked up and saw a big hawk that was flying over my head and raceing towards my chicks pen and i was runing to stop the hawk and at the last second i screamed caw to scare it away and it worked [​IMG]
    i got to my chicks pen and i looked up and there were propally 7 hawks cirling over the head of my chickens luckly i got there in time with no injurys [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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    If it was cawing, it was probably a crow. There are very few hawks in this country that hunt together (with the exception being Harris Hawks).

    What color were the birds? Where do you live?
     
  3. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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    oops, double post -- sorry!
     
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  4. love4mychick

    love4mychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it was brown and i live in florida
     
  5. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    Quote:Wonderful! I knew crows chased hawks away but it never occurred to me to make like a crow in a pinch! Good for you!
     
  6. amazondoc

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    Hmmmm, no Harris hawks there. Let me look up the birds in that area.....
     
  7. love4mychick

    love4mychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks you all for support
     
  8. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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    Hmmmmm. Well, as I mentioned most hawks don't hunt together, and hawks don't caw --- OTOH, I don't see another good candidate in FL that's brown......

    Here's a list of all the FL birds. You can click on the names to see if any look like the birds you saw --

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Florida_birds
     
  9. love4mychick

    love4mychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the one i saw looks like the caraca
     
  10. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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    Yikes. Well, it's possible! Caracaras are usually scavengers, but they do sometimes hunt -- and when they do hunt, they sometimes do it in pairs. I dunno about larger groups. [​IMG]

    Whatever they were, I hope they don't come back!
     

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