I never raised chickens. Wife got a rooster and hen and now have 7 chicks. I went outside today and heard a chicken hawk and my hen was clucking loudly. When I got to where they were the hawk flew off. I saw all 7 chicks lying on the ground, not moving and appeared to be dead. I actually watched them for several seconds. The hen was still clucking loudly about 20 feet away. I went in the house for a bit and when I returned all the chicks were gone......with their mother, hiding in the shed. I would not believe it had I not seen it.