Can you identify this hawk? :(

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by heiditam, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. heiditam

    heiditam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are having issues with hawks. One looked like pictured. One was a little bigger and mostly gray. They fly from perch to perch, stalk. :(

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  2. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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  3. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    If picture taken of bird in North America then most bird is a juvenile (this year hatched) Coopers Hawk and appears to my eyes to be female. For me, standard sized fully adult roosters repel them nicely, as can dog.
     
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  4. heiditam

    heiditam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are in North America, and that is what I feared. :( We saw another one TODAY. :/ They are beautiful, but I hate them! :/
     
  5. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Are you allowed to keep a rooster?
     
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    heiditam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No :( against the city rules :(
     
  7. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Then cover run or allow flock out only for an hour of so at the end of each day to avoid Cooper issues. Coopers for me seem to stop hunting about the time Great-horned Owls clock.
     
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    heiditam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely-covered run, only allowing free range around 3pm, but, these girls won't come off roost to go outside that late. :/
     
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    KernH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My area Cooper's Hawks seem to be most active in the early morning and late afternoon, so you must be careful all day long. Kern
     
  10. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    I seldom see them within an hour of dusk and when I do they are no longer hunting.
     
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