another Hawk attack

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ga_goat, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. ga_goat

    ga_goat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had put carpet tack strip on all the fence posts and some close by tree limbs but at 3:00 this afternoon I was filling feeders and checking waterers and a hawk swooped down in the adjoining pen and got a pullett , I was working , moving around and not hiding, and the darn thing got a chicken not 12 feet awat from me . I yelled at it and it made no difference , as I left the pen I was in and started to walk around to the gate of the pen it was in , it just flew away with the chicken about a ½ grown one .
     
  2. darbella

    darbella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am having hawk issues also. I did not have them all the while I had my crows that I had raised and the crows left because I stopped calling them to come. Then the hawk started coming aorund again. I told my husband I was going to call to the crows and he said they are gone too long this time, but i called and the 3 of the 4 I had raised were there in about 5 minutes! No hawks around since! I guess instead of discouraging the crows to be dependant on me for food I should welcome them and keep them well fed!
     
  3. dawg53

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    I had a hawk attack this afternoon as well. Fortunately all my chickens made it to cover. I ran outside just in time to see the hawk flying away across the neighbors yard. Sorry for your loss ga_goat.
     
  4. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Do you have a mature full-size rooster or two in pen where pullet was taken?
     
  5. ga_goat

    ga_goat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I half grown chicken is hardly a loss , dogs got 3 of my boer goats Mon nite 2 were due to deliver in Dec and my billy .
    I spent an hour or so doing mainentence on the orange and green builders twine that I have criss crossing the pens so there would no hole to fly into or out of , used to be that way but I let it get in bad shape , my bad .
     
  6. ga_goat

    ga_goat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:2 grown RIR roos in the pen and 23 (strike that) 22 hens pen is 50 x 50 with colored builders twine criss crossing at the top of the fence and to 4 10 ft 4x4 posts set out in the pen , I had let the twine get in bad shape , fixed it today ,,,,,too late .
     
  7. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    What did the slacker RIR do when hawked attacked and subdued pullet?
     
  8. ga_goat

    ga_goat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ran to the opposite side of the pen and started calling the chickens to them ,, come to think of it not very protective at all .
     
  9. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Mine tend to do same if feathers are green / in blood or not papa of some chicks.
     

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