This afternoon I let my chicks (3 weeks old) playing in the yard while I was constructing the coop. After about an hour I noticed some loud noise in the sky. Looking up I saw about 3-4 black crows chasing a large hawk. The hawk seemed persistent but eventually flew away. I've never saw a hawk this close to my house before! Was it because it spotted my 4 chicks? There are all kinds of small animals around my back yard - sparrows, jays, squirrels, etc. Are hawks more attracted to chickens than these animals? And why do crows chase hawks? I'd think the other way around, because hawks are much larger than crows. Should I worry about crows as predators too? Would a hawk attack the chickens even with a human standing around? Told you I had lots of questions.