- Jul 20, 2011
This morning I let the chickens out as usual, and about 15 mins later I heard this awful sound so I went out to investigate and a hawk had our beautiful Creamsicle in his grasp I yelled at it and started walking towards it, it finally let her go when I was in arms reach. It perched itself in our cherry tree, I had to swing a stick and it and bang on the fence to get it to fly away. I went back to Creamsicle and she was gasping for breath, I ran inside to get a box to put her in so Hubby could put her out of her misery. When I went back out to get her she was sitting normal just not moving so I scoped her up and brought her in, we looked her over she just has a small gash that we cleaned up and crated her for a few. Then I saw something like a flash and told hobby I think its back he said no then the rooster started making that awful sound again. By the time we got out there our Lady was gone. I am so bummed, I know this is a part of life but dammit they have become a part of our family. we are going to modify the run and make it more secure. Sorry just need to vent. and the hawk I saw first was grey with black spots and was alot smaller then the others I have seen that are more red in color, this grey one was pretty bold not to fly when I approached it.