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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by RedJungleFowl, Dec 23, 2014.
A cool video I've found
I think if those were my birds I would put down the camera and go outside.
Yeah for me I feel like if I went out there I would scare it away.
Me too but its cool to actually see what happens when a hawk attack a flock of chickens.
Not all roosters will react as those did.
I've already lost 2 hens to a hawk. It' might be cool then but when it happens it's really not cool.
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.
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...
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.