A friend found out what was killing the birds.

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  1. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    Seems it hit the fence and broke its poor little neck... what a tragedy.
     
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  2. madamwlf

    madamwlf Nevermore Acres

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    I sure hope that's not a hawk and if it is you might want to remove the picture. They are federally protected.
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    x2, I'd remove that pic ASAP!
     
  4. OmeletMan

    OmeletMan Out Of The Brooder

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    Its definitely a hawk. Sharp shinned hawk or coopers hawk. Its tough to tell from the picture.

    Federally protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
    Some states, such as my own, they also have further protection as a species of special concern.
     
  5. ChickChickChicky

    ChickChickChicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    $10,000 fine posted there in glorious color.
     
  6. chigger bait

    chigger bait Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep. I would delete that photo, or it could be use as evidence in the US Court System.

    Hawks are protected by Federal Law and for that you stand before a Federal Judge.

    After thought...

    Last summer I had left the drivers window down in my pick up truck after working night shift, so that the truck would not be so blazing hot when I returned to the truck later that evening.

    Late that afternoon, I went to my truck to go to work and there was a dead sharp shank on the front passenger side seat.

    I guess it had been chasing a song bird that had entered the open window on the drivers side and had struck the closed window on the passengers side.

    I made haste to get rid of it.

    I bet the coyotes wore their dentures out chewing on that thing.
     
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  7. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought hawks actually flew of with its prey. Although I woke up to a headless duck one morning. She was sitting perfectly normal except without her head. This happened over night, still wondering what that was...???
     
  8. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Owls will do that. Mink might. Hawks will fly off with prey they can carry. Otherwise, they'll sit on the ground and eat it.
     
  9. mohillbilly

    mohillbilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    waste of time now....anything posted is automatically archived for future generations by Guess Who.
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Not a good thing to post
     
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