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A Hawk just killed my pet chicken :(

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by gwydiana, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. gwydiana

    gwydiana Out Of The Brooder

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    This just breaks my heart as I was home and heard the commotion, I was late in checking into the commotion as I thought it was just the chickens playing....but it was a hawk! The hawk didn't get a chance to eat the little girl but the **** thing killed her before I was able to scare him away.

    So very sad
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    It's very sad and devastating as are all predator attacks. I'm not quite the same for a few days after a slaughter.

    We can keep them confined and safe but they love to free range.

    The hawks were here before us and our chickens so basically we're the invasives.
    I much more resent the dog and raccoon attacks.
     
  3. gwydiana

    gwydiana Out Of The Brooder

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    If a dog attacked my girls, that would be one dead dog :(
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    It's a race between dogs and raccoons that kill most of my chickens.
    I do keep a loaded shotgun for dogs on the back porch.
     
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