Bantam question: How do you keep them safe from hawks?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Hennypen, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you let them free range? Just curious.
     
  2. gootziecat

    gootziecat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is something that puzzles me as well. Hawks can take LF just the same as bantams, but maybe the bantams are an easier target.
     
  3. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I didn't know that.

    We had/have? a hawks nest on our property. greaaaaaaat
     
  4. GOSPELSOLDIER

    GOSPELSOLDIER Chillin' With My Peeps

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    red tail flew away with my neighbors white crested duck the other day..it was crazy...
    i just read online
    " though the red tail Hawk can only lift 1/3 of its body weight it doesnt mean that they wont hunt"

    '''meaning if it was able to attack lets say a Silky terrier dog which weighs about 20-30 pound and it managed to kill it while trying to lift it. The Hawk would still eat it where ever it landed'''
     

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