can a roo beat a hawk

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Spore, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. Spore

    Spore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if i have a roo will it scare the hawk away? thanks.
     
  2. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

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    Not necessarily... I have 6, and a falcon got one of my hens this past fall [​IMG] [​IMG] What a roo will hopefully do is sound a good warning to everybody else, so they can hide/take cover. My boys DO do that [​IMG] The hen that got caught was a polish, who had a big poof of a hat on top, and I'm sure that's why she didn't make it to safety along with all the others. My hens will dash for safety if they hear the alarm - My boys have saved them more than once [​IMG]
     
  3. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

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    You can try hanging cd's up around the coop, it sorta keeps the hawks at bay.
     
  4. Guineas really do a better job of this. You need about 10 and they are on the watch.

    My chickens have been in the barn more than out because i have a hawk about the property lately.

    The Guineas tend to buddy up and the hawks really do not go after them in a group.
     
  5. chickenchaser99

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    Re: can a roo beat a hawk

    You can try hanging cd's up around the coop, it sorta keeps the hawks at bay.
    2 Boston Terriers, 2 Paraketts, 1 Zebra Finch, 1 Desert Tortoise, 3 Golden Sebrights, 2 Silver Sebrights, a German Spitzhauben, 3 Polish, 2 EE's, 3 Red Silkies, 2 White Silkies, and a Modern Game Bantam, a Khaki Campbell, a Cayuga, and a mean Piegon.

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    why whats it do [​IMG]
     
  6. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Highly unlikely, as a hawk is much better at attacking prey, and with those Talons I would think the Rooster wouldn't have a chance.

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  7. CMV

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    The flashing is supposed to deter them. They can't hunt in an area where there is so much visual disturbance. They don't work that well, though.

    ETA- I'm talking about CDs not roos.
     
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  8. Kennyog

    Kennyog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard of game roosters that were gritty enough to take on a hawk.
     
  9. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the cd's and they seem to keep the hawks away, never had a problem - I also have an owl with a moveable head - fake
     
  10. ellieroo

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    Had a coopers hawk after my bantys once. He landed on a fence post and with roos in the lead my entire flock of bantys (18) advanced like any good meerkat band.They had a standoff for a few moments and hawk left puzzled no doubt about the many headed chicken.[​IMG]
     
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