The other day our chickens were out free-ranging - well, as much as they will with several inches of snow on the ground. They mostly stay under the coop and in the small shoveled area around the coop. The bird feeders are also there. Our local covey of wild CA quail was feeding under the bird feeders, when they suddenly exploded into the air in all directions. I was sure this meant 'hawk' - anything else and they would have run for cover. Sure enough, a Coopers hawk lit in the low branches of the tree about 10 feet away from the coop. I'm sure it was the quail he was after. He sat there looking at the chickens in (what looked like) amazement. I'll bet he was thinking "That's the biggest darn quail I've ever seen!" He didn't make any moves toward the chickens but I sent my daughter out to shoo him off anyway, just in case.