and tried to grab my pet chicken, Speedy. I had just been cleaning the bird yard and noticed the bramas were acting strange. They wouldn't come out like they usually did for "recess." Instead, they stayed underfoot while I scooped the fertilizer from their sandy floor. When I returned to my house I called Speedy to come on in for the night. She was right outside my back door. That's when the hawk swooped down right over me to get my bird. It didn't matter that I was standing there. Apparently hawks have been in the trees over my bird house spying on my bramas often this summer. I had been noticing that in the middle of a hot, humid day, all my birds except one roo would disappear into the bird house. Later, they would all come out again. I didn't realize what the cause was until the day the hawk swooped down. HOW DO I GET RID OF THE HAWKS? My bramas are only 3 months old now. Maybe they will be too large for a hawk to take??? How can I protect my little bird, Speedy?