For the first time in 2 years my mother and I witnessed a hawk attack on our very own porch steps. My mother was in the kitchen when she heard a cry outside, went to go check on the girls to see what was going on and there it was...a huge gray hawk with it's claws hooked on one of our Ameracauana's tail. Apparently the hawk was trying to get her out from underneath the porch steps and that was when my mother and I saw it and the hawk eventually flew off after we caught it in the act. The good news is that there were no casualties, and we're lucky for 2 things of course that for her to be underneath the porch step was a good advantage and also that we caught it before it would do any more harm. My father told me once a hen is caught underneath the claws of a hawk it's game over, and we're so blessed she got away with no injuries and cuts; just a few feathers are missing from her back right where the tail starts. The last hawk attack we had was 2 years ago, we lost a silkie in that devastation. The hawk came back an hour later to find it's dinner to only be discouraged when it couldn't find it, right in the very spot too. Hawks are evil, aren't they? Tomorrow my father, brother and I are going to check on the hen again to be sure she has no injuries, although when I checked earlier today she was walking around normally but just shaken from the attack. All I can say is she is one lucky bird.