Hawk - This is why I don't free range unsupervised!

Cacique500

Songster
6 Years
Jun 2, 2013
441
118
181
Atlanta, Georgia
Caught a large hawk on camera today stalking the 2 week old chicks. The run is 10 ft. tall for size reference...this was a big boy for sure...

0.jpg


And leaving empty handed...

0.jpg


 
Last edited:

pattyhen

Chicks Ducks oh my
13 Years
Apr 20, 2007
3,054
3,247
521
That hawk was huge and it's a good thing they were under a covered run. We have hawks all year round but mainly in the fall.
 

Weehopper

Songster
Feb 26, 2015
773
102
134
Newly fledged young hawk. Not all are born good hunters. Many of them die within their first year.
 

3feathers

In the Brooder
5 Years
Jun 2, 2014
58
9
31
Nice video. I had a hawk land right outside my window after a chicken. Had to run out and scare it off. I found that shot gun blanks work well as a deterrent if you are in a location that you can use them. They don't like the noise, it's effective at a distance or when they are in the air. and after a few encounters often avoid the area, and of course it is illegal to kill them. It looks like you don't even need to bother with deterring them.
 

happyfrenchman

Crowing
11 Years
Dec 20, 2008
636
546
271
Central Ga.
Immature Red Tail. Some of them are very poor hunters and are very hungry. My birds have been being stalked by one for a week. I am leaving them in tomorrow.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom