Our German shepherd was just raising a fit so I went to see what he was upset with. It was a turkey buzzard in one of the trees out back. So I praised him, told him was okay, blah, blah and then all the sudden realized there were around 15 turkey vultures in the trees around the chicken yard! The recent snow and ice had damaged the netting across the top so we pulled it down day before yesterday so the gals wouldn't get tangled up. I went out back and yelled/clapped my hands and most of the birds flew off immediately, but a few of the ones nearest the coop I almost had to throw something at to get them to fly off. I've put the gals up but am curious - so these birds also kill live prey??