Wow. 'Bout 5 pm this evening a juvenile red tailed hawk had one of my chickens, Henrietta the Speckled Sussex (and, of course, my favorite) on the gound grappling with her. I heard her start yelling and went into the backyard and had to scare it off her. It didn't leave very fast, either. Looks like I will have to hang CDs in the backyard! She wasn't hurt very badly, but she was terrified.