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A Hawk on Our Coop (pics)

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by SewingDiva, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. SewingDiva

    SewingDiva Chillin' With My Peeps

    Literally:

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    We have a lot of hawks in our area even though its totally suburban. This one also likes to perch on the roof of our one story house and stare at the chickens. It is not afraid of anything:

    (By this point the girls couldn't take it anymore and had skeedaddled into the safety of their coop!)

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    Cover those runs!

    ~Phyllis
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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  3. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    omg! i suggest geting one of those big plastic owls and putting ontop of the coop, hawks are spose to be afraid of them [​IMG]
     
  4. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Oh my!! That is a beautiful coop by the way!
     
  5. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    Well, at least you know all of your pesky rats and mice will be well taken care of!
     
  6. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    That is the cutest little coop. Beautiful hawk, too, as long as it stays away from your chickens.
     
  7. Backyard Buddies

    Backyard Buddies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    Gee! That is a brave one! We just had a hawk swoop down yesterday when the girls were in the backyard. Scary!

    Is your girl on the left an EE? She looks a lot like my EE, Elsie, who is black with a golden- reddish colored head.
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2008
  8. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Hawks are cool as long as they aren't eating anyone's chickens (of course, I understand the food chain and all that, which is what a covered run and hardware cloth is for!). Great picture! [​IMG]
     
  9. SewingDiva

    SewingDiva Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:She is indeed an EE! Her coloring is more in the dark mahogany range with some subtle barring, although she does have the thick neck feathers and cheek muffs that we see in EE's. Her tail feathers are black with a green sheen. She is by far the prettiest of the three and, ironically, looks rather hawk-like!

    ~Phyllis
     
  10. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    I had a hawk on my coop two days ago, and got pics, but for some reason I am having difficulty uploading them. Ours was a coopers hawk, and my chickens were freeranging, when one started making this awful sound.

    I looked, it was right there on top of the old dog kennel//chicken run. Hubby grabbed a camera, I ran outside to do a headcount. None missing, and haven't seen it back here since.
     

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