Hi! I'm new to chicken keeping and just had my first predator encounter. My run is predator-proof when it comes to terrestrial predators (raccoons, coyotes, dogs, etc.) and I have great tree cover. But I awoke this passed week to my chickens making loud alarm clucks. At first, I didn't think anything of it, but upon taking a drink of water, RIGHT when I woke up, I looked out my kitchen window to see what I believe to be an adult red-tailed hawk sitting on my coop run fence, staring at my chickens. The hawk was about 3 feet tall and about 18 inches wide (closed wings), and red and stripey. My chickens were using the coop as a shield while my rooster was out in the open doing a crazy war dance at the hawk. My roo actually fought him off and protected the chickens. He's a pretty formidable rooster (in my limited experience). Upon seeing the hawk I basically choked on my water and ran outside waving my arms and yelling. He wasn't exactly deterred. He flew away when I got within four feet of him and perched on my neighbor's house. I stayed outside and he eventually flew off. Of course, I live in a city and wasn't expecting such gigantic predatory birds to be about. I haven't really been able to find much information about hawk behavior. ---Is the danger from hawks constant all day long (sun up to sun down)? ---Can you link me to any resources on BYC, or is my best best to just explore the predator forum? ---Would a hawk be willing to walk inside my coop? ---Will they stop coming back? Thank you in advance! My wonderful Turken rooster Malory. He'll be 18 weeks old on Saturday.