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Cooper's Hawk

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Coop Deville, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Coop Deville

    Coop Deville Songster

    Mar 19, 2012
    Just moved my young pullets from the brooder to small outdoor coop next to my main coop for the big hens.

    Yesterday morning I looked through the kitchen window and saw a beautiful Cooper's Hawk perched on the top of the small coop, looking down through the wire netting on top. The little ones huddled under the heat light to avoid being seen. The hawk was skittish and flew off the moment I set foot outside the house. Couldn't get a picture of it.

    It was so graceful and neat-looking that I almost have respect for it. I'm just glad it didn't nab my young pullets.

  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Wildlife is beautiful until it destroys our property, you must have never had a loss from hawks yet, huh?.
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    I agree with aart. I have an appreciation for all wildlife but I feel a little less appreciative when my chickens or ducks are on the menu.
  4. Coop Deville

    Coop Deville Songster

    Mar 19, 2012
    No hawk losses yet. Possums, yes.

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