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Hawk invasion East Tn

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ladyride, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Talk about hawk invasion we just had about 25 of the suckers circling the coops, swooping,etc. [​IMG] I have never seen so many like that in my life. [​IMG] Talk about chase the chickens into the coop game [​IMG] no chicken loss. [​IMG] But I was throwing rocks etc to scare them off til I could get everyone in . [​IMG]
     
  2. AndersonFolk

    AndersonFolk Out Of The Brooder

    This scares me.... I think the migration pattern goes through the middle - upper side of GA; and that is where I live.

    What part of East TN you in?
     
  3. ailurophile23

    ailurophile23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It may just be migrating hawks coming through - right time of year for it. Hopefully they will move on in a few days (depends on weather and winds). Good luck!
     
  4. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Maynardville 30 miles north of Knoxville
     
  5. TennMan

    TennMan New Egg

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    I live in Jonesborough and have seen lots of migrating birds recently hopefully they'll leave your chickens alone. Were excited about this venture and can't wait to get started.
     
  6. AndersonFolk

    AndersonFolk Out Of The Brooder

    It is strange, we had a lot of smaller hawks move through back in the tail end of Sept. Haven't seen anything in a while, but keep a watchfull eye since the migration is not over it seems.
     
  7. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2010
    Ringgold, GA
    There have been a lot passing through my area (N GA about 5 mi south of Chattanooga) and they seem to have found an attraction to the tall pines just behind my chicken pen. I have only lost one Lakenvelder hen so far but I don't allow them to free range anymore if I am not able to sit out in the field with them. The hawks move through every year around this time...they will move on in a few weeks and everything will return to normal.
     

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