Less than 10' from the house and with the dog right there. WTH?! I was outside painting so I let the chickens out to play and they were hanging around their favorite shrub when a hawk swooped down and grabbed Hazel. The hawk got nothing but feathers and a screaming human throwing sticks. Hazel was frightened and stayed glued to a different (fuller) shrub for at least 5 minutes but aside from the missing feathers is unharmed. I took the group back to their coop (they follow me like chicks with their mama when I have a yogurt cup in my hand) and they'll have to settle for me picking greens for them for the rest of the day. I'm perplexed because there are so many food options available this time of year and while I know they are around, I have never seen a hawk hunt right by the house before.