Yesterday I was feeding my 6 chickens some treats when a bird flew over us. I didn't really pay attention to it because there are several crows that live around and they like to fly by and see what treats they can steal once I go back in the house. This time though my biggest rooster, Big Daddy, let out this low guttural squawk and all of the chickens immediately stopped what they were doing and began to crowd into a corner near my house behind some ice chests. Big Daddy let out another one as, what I could now see was a hawk, swooped by again, this time even lower. The chickens remained huddled in the corner and made no noise. Big Daddy remained a few feet from them, eyes scanning the sky. The hawk flew up into a tree nearby and waited. I walked over to the tree and waved my arms and shouted and it flew to another tree a 40 feet away. I approached and it, again, flew to another tree a short distance away. After losing 6 chickens to predators of various types, including a Ford F150, I am pretty protective of my flock and I wasn't going to let this hawk get a free chicken dinner at my expense. I walked over to the tree it was in and it again flew off and perched on the top of a telephone pole a hundred yards away from my property. I got my camera and zoomed in to get some pictures of this admittedly beautiful bird. The hawk didn't get a chicken dinner that day thanks to Big Daddy's warning and my persistence but I did get to shoot it several times (with my Nikon P90). I took some pictures of Big Daddy and some of the other chickens 20 minutes after the incident and they had gone back to being chickens foraging for treats. Big Daddy got a few extra grapes for his service to the flock.