I had my first hawk attack on Christmas Eve. My 1 ½ year old Barred Rock hen got nailed whilst dust bathing and made one HECK of a fuss. (I dont ever need to hear that noise coming from a chicken again!!) I reacted right away, and with one slipper and one sock, I high-tailed it out the door through the patchy snow to rescue her which I did manage to do. Ive never been so close to a Red Tailed Hawk in my life. We got lucky. I did manage to convince the hawk to give up my hen and scare it off. I cleaned Peggoty up the best I could and returned her to the coop. (And rounded up the rest of my birds too! Full lock-down in effect.) Shes torn up, bruised, and half bald but shes determined to carry on. The first couple of nights, she couldnt make it up to high the roost (nasty wound on one thigh) but she continued and continues to eat and drink well and shes laying. Shes back up to the high roost now and healing but her horrible holes and bruises still freak me out. (I had no idea chickens groom as much as they do. She grooms constantly these days. But her attitude is excellent as is her colour.) Trouble is, I havent been able to bring myself to let my flock of 14 outside since. I was going to open the door today and then the hawk showed up again.