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FYI Hawks are mirgrating now. Watch over your babies

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Msbear, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    I have had no problems with predators then.. it happened. They found me. I lost 3 birds in four days... one right in front of me! I've had a super huge red-tailed with a wingspand matching mine [​IMG] and I woke up to this little guy wanting to play with my birdies early the other morning

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    If you hear a ruckus, go outside and cannot find your birds... they are hiding from this guy.

    After the first attack, I kept mine up for a few days thinking it had moved on. Within minutes of my rosecombs being out, I heard my cock sound the alarm and they all went bananas. I found them huddled under a bush. I scoured the trees and there it was hunting them!!! I clapped my hands and screamed and it took off.. just to the next tree.

    I rounded them up and cooped them up and they've been up every since. May try again in a couple weeks.
     
  2. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    ACKK! Ours already went over about a month ago but the eagles have moved in! [​IMG]
     
  3. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    My Coop
    Here's what I saw on my fence about 30 mins ago. Mine normally free range but I'm glad I had them up today and will until these guys have moved on. Sigh.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
    Hogansville, Georgia
    Please dont tell me that they will migrate I actually had never thought about it). I dont really want a visit.
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2009
  5. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    Hechicken, great pic! I know they are difficult to get.

    Keep a look out, folks
     
  6. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    Got the message too late. [​IMG] We had our first hawk attack last Friday night (in 1 1/2 yrs. of having the chickens) It got our favorite banty duck. Why is it always the favorite??? We are keeping a closer eye on them. Had one fly over today. [​IMG]
     
  7. hippichick

    hippichick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Branch, La
    My neighbor just called and said a hawk has gotten a dozen or so of his quail in the past 2 days. I'm sure they've gotten some of my OEGBs that are free-ranging, and I've just not noticed. Off to pen up more chickens. I've been having trouble with coyotes, now i guess it'll be hawks. Oh, the joys of chicken-keeping..........
     
  8. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    They have allready pass threw my place
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    these are the local hawks that got stired up when they came threw, they were circling my chick pen.

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  9. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] Oh my LORD!
     
  10. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I lost 2 ducks to hawks a few weeks ago. Now the ducks have an aviary. I had to give up my herb garden, but I was able to transplant them without too much trouble.

    When I saw that bird silhouette, I thought it was just the crows. NOPE!
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2009

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