Chicken survive hawk attack!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by RedJungleFowl, Dec 23, 2014.

  1. RedJungleFowl

    RedJungleFowl Songster

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    A cool video I've found :)
     
  2. Clay34

    Clay34 In the Brooder

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    I think if those were my birds I would put down the camera and go outside.
     
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  3. emma p

    emma p Songster

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    Yeah for me I feel like if I went out there I would scare it away.
     
  4. RedJungleFowl

    RedJungleFowl Songster

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    Me too :) but its cool to actually see what happens when a hawk attack a flock of chickens.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Not all roosters will react as those did.
     
  6. HenriettaBB

    HenriettaBB In the Brooder

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    I've already lost 2 hens to a hawk. It' might be cool then but when it happens it's really not cool.:(
     
  7. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

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    Mine do such when hawk presses issue. Does not happen very often and seldom do I have time to get camera ready.

    Birds in video look small almost bantam sized.
     
  8. RedJungleFowl

    RedJungleFowl Songster

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    True true :)
     
  9. kyexotics

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    Most of my birds, Silkies, Sultans and Polish have terrible peripheral and upward vision, so without aviary netting(which we got in response to hawk attacks), they'd rarely see it coming...It was interesting to see the birds actually go after the hawk...At least I think that's what I saw...
     
  10. Chuk

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    So whats the answer? I lost a road island red hen last week to a hawk and when I went out this morning to let the girls out there were 3 big hawks within 30 yards of their coop/run just hanging around waiting for a snack. I hate to kill them but what am I to do, sit back and loose one every few weeks.
    I now have 6 hens, they have a 12 x 12 run but I like to let them out every morning to range.

    Any suggestions?
     

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