Hawk ripped the head off my rooster today

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Mriker03, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Mriker03

    Mriker03 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hawk ripped the head off my rooster today while my children were outside :( they started screaming and he flew away . Poor roo was just looking out for his girls. This is our second loss from a hawk this winter so sad
     
  2. kayjan

    kayjan Out Of The Brooder

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    So sorry for your loss. How awful your children had to witness the attack. I hope they will be ok. [​IMG]
     
  3. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    Poor kids. Hope something gets that hawk.
     
  4. belle99

    belle99 New Egg

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    Similar situation here on Monday! My kids went to put our girls back in their pen only to walk out to find a hawk in the coop run eating our cochin fizzle bantam. I don't know if I will ever forget the sound of my kids screams and tears. I hope your children recover and I am sorry for your loss.
     
  5. FarmingForFun

    FarmingForFun Out Of The Brooder

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    The sad thing is I when you call the federal gov't to see what you can do to protect your flock they say nothing. There are so many hawks from them being protected. I have three that just sit outside my chickens pen everyday waiting for me to let them out. I fire shots off to scare them away everyday, but it really docent phase them. I'm sorry for your loss.
     
  6. spacecowgirl

    spacecowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, my goodness, freaking, gracious...... I can't imagine how horrible the screams from your kids were. I am so sorry for the trauma you're children went through.[​IMG] [​IMG]

    And I am terribly sorry for your loss. I can't quite imagine the horror. [​IMG] Hope I never have to, honestly.

    I hope your children recover, and your remaining chickens live long happy lives.
     
  7. spacecowgirl

    spacecowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To FarmingFor Fun;

    I am not implying that you do anything in this situation.

    All I'm saying is, the government is not in your backyard.
     
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  8. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't know hawks were protected. Is it just some species of hawks or all hawks?

    I would think that you could still shoot a hawk if you caught the hawk in the act of eating your chicken.
     
  9. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    you cant harm any type of bird of pray

    sorry for your loss...i dont think my kids would be that phased by it though
     
  10. HIS Paintbrush

    HIS Paintbrush Out Of The Brooder

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    I would pull the hawks head off. [​IMG]
     

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