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Are Red Tail Hawks known to prey on full size chickens

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Martinboyds, May 3, 2008.

  1. Martinboyds

    Martinboyds Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't want to stop them from free ranging but I do have a couple that live nearby. Also about 1 mile away live a pair of Bald Eagles but they seem to stay near a large lake.
     
  2. Half-a-dozen

    Half-a-dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohhh most definately.....will swoop them right up whole!!! and take em away!!!!
    Do a search on here about red-tails......you'll get some very interesting info...[​IMG]
     
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  3. KellyGwen

    KellyGwen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YES!!!!
    [​IMG][​IMG]:hit

    Be REALLY careful and if you don't already have a wire mesh cover on your run.. get one quick!!!

    (We have Cooper's and Red Tails around here.. no free-ranging for my girls!!)
     
  4. RobinEgg

    RobinEgg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we have redtailed hawks here I love to watch them fly, they circle overhead here but my chicks are safe with metal roof overhead and chainlink walls, so I say check 'em out all you want but you're not getting one for dinner.
     

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