We had the chickens out in the yard this morning. Mom went into her house and said I could go in, the chickens would be fine (we had the dogs put up). I was a little nervous so I decided to eat breakfast outside. While I was sitting there eating, the chickens all got startled and the babies ran to me. (They are 14 weeks old) I look up and there was a HUGE hawk or eagle flying very low (like 20 ft off the ground). It was coming straight for us and I stood up and waved my hands and yelled and it flew off, but still was soaring around the neighborhood for a bit. We decided to put them up. I am not sure what it was but it was huge, like 3-4 ft wingspan and it was dark brown. I have seen hawks around but they were about the size of the baby chickens, this one was bigger. I am so happy I happened to be out there, but I am very nervous that it was brave enough to fly so low in our back yard and it clearly knows the chickens are here!