Hawk - turkeys & guinneas

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Hixnstix, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Hixnstix

    Hixnstix Out Of The Brooder

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    Would someone explain to me how or why turkeys & Guinneas are predators to hawks. Read this and never heard of this??? Please help me understand this or direct me to where I can find info. Thanks!
     
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  2. Hixnstix

    Hixnstix Out Of The Brooder

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    anybody????
     
  3. ccshambhala

    ccshambhala Chillin' With My Peeps

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    never heard of it - sounds like misinformation?
     
  4. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not predators, they don't hunt hawks, they just not afraid to fight them on the ground. A predator is cautious about getting hurt because if they can't hunt they can become the prey to others or they may starve.

    If you take away a hawks element of suprise and their impact from a flying hit or grab and set them on the ground, a adult turkey or flock of guinea hens is their better and will whoop their feathered butt!

    Owls are a different story as the hunt mainly at dark when your roosting bird is helpless. They just walk up and kill them.
     
  5. Hixnstix

    Hixnstix Out Of The Brooder

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    Interesting. Thanks!

    Is it worth it for hawk protection to have some turkeys running with the hens. Our chicken pen is about 60 x 140 with trees, the hawk has been having a daily buffet.[​IMG]
    Any suggestions......... Everbodys locked in the hen house but hate to do that to them. They love scratching an strutting around their yard.
     
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