do hawks come back for their kill if they have been scared away

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  1. Phyll'sFarmFamily

    Phyll'sFarmFamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just lost a hen to a red tailed hawk. I scared him off but will it come back to get her?
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    probably , i have a lot of them here and i watch them try to carry their kill off and cant then come back and try a few times. luckily, they havent got any of mine
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
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    They will come back for more chickens after they kill one. Try posting in the Predators and Pests section. Good Luck!
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Sometimes yes, certainly it will likely come back looking for more chickens. You should confine your birds for a week or so, and the bird may move on.
     
  6. Phyll'sFarmFamily

    Phyll'sFarmFamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have her laying where he killed her. Do you think he will c0me back to get her?
     
  7. Joshua G

    Joshua G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry about your chicken, a Red Tailed Hawk killed my White Rock hen and came back after i scared him away, also, 3 other hawks of different sizes kept landing in the tree above my dead hen.

    So not only will the hawk come back, but it will bring it's friends. (bummer)
     
  8. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    do you want it to? it would be best if you got rid of it. you dont need to reward the hawk. that will defiantly make it come back for more
     
  9. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  10. Phyll'sFarmFamily

    Phyll'sFarmFamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry about your White Rock!
    This is the second time this has happened this month and my husband won't let me cut down the tree where their nest is.
    I want to get rid of them!
     

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