In the Brooder
- Aug 11, 2008
I have been reading about preditors all this week and thinking I'm so glad I have only had to deal with the neighbors dog. However, early this morning I came out to see a hawk ON THE GROUND about 1 foot away from some of the chicks (they had scattered into two groups) that were trying to hide from him in the bushes. I scared it away and he flew up into a tree close by. Then I scared it out of that tree and he flew away. He didn't get anyone, but now it knows where the food is and I am sure he will be back! I have heard of them swooping and getting them, but have you heard of them actually landing and walking on the ground to get them? I don't know what to do other than make their space smaller (and more confined) but they really love the larger space. I was hoping to let them free range on our acre when they get a little older (they are only 7 weeks old). I was thinking of hanging that yellow caution tape along the fences thinking that might scare the hawks?? Silly thinking?? Help!