Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tisha4118, Jan 21, 2017.

  1. Tisha4118

    Tisha4118 New Egg

    Jan 21, 2017
    Hello my name is Leticia and there is a hawk that flies around my neighborhood to feed. The hawk seems to always come my AC and leave his prey on it. i want to know when the weather is cloudy and its raining do they come get it or they wait until the weather is sunny? I love nature but i just dont want to lift my shade up and see something nasty laying on my AC and its been there for awhile. What should i do?
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Leticia, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! When you say, "...its prey,"....do that mean like mice and rats, etc.? Or are you saying that the hawk is killing your chickens? My responses would be different in each circumstance. If it was mice I'd put something on top of my AC to prevent the hawk from having it's dinner there. But if it is after my chickens I would take steps to keep the hawk away from my yard. What is your situation?
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  3. Tisha4118

    Tisha4118 New Egg

    Jan 21, 2017
    It's squirrels and rats and I'm afraid to knock it off because he might be watching and I don't want him to attack me if I do that.
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Tisha4118 [​IMG] Welcome!

    Sorry that I do not have any experience with Hawks but I do hope that you are able to work with him and that he does not decide your chickens are on the menu.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I think I would just move the dead thing with a shovel and toss at the farthest end of your property. I don't think the hawk will come after you, if it wanted to eat that, it would have done so, or taken it to feed his chicks(if any)
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    x2 on drumstick diva's comments. That would be disconcerting to open your shade and see a hawk's lunch...maybe you could put something on top of your ac to make it seem less attractive as a food tray.

    Thanks for joining us!
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  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. I think I replied to your other post. :)

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