Hawk came after us (them, of course, but I was right there)

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by dawnrae, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. dawnrae

    dawnrae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One girl started clucking like crazy and ran into the house. It was strange behavior bc they haven't really been clucking yet. At 8 weeks old they are still just peeping with an occasional cluck here and there. I was actually carrying one to the house bc I finally noticed it (the hawk) watching from the tree. Then we were "dived-bombed" by the hawk. I was within 3 feet of the other 2 girls. Thank goodness a starling...??? (I think) was nearby and went after the hawk before it got to us - CRAZY!!!

    Usually the crows let us know when the hawk is around but they were no where to be found for some reason. What a crazy afternoon.
     
  2. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, that was close! I bet your heart stopped for a moment. We have hawks in our area too. My chickens are 15 weeks, so I hope they have it figured out that they need to pay attention. My husband assures me that nothing will happen but I have read so many stories here on BYC. [​IMG] Thanks for sharing and [​IMG]
     

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