Hawk :/

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Chick1043, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    A hawk killed my Cayuga drake...Very upsetting day! I know it'll be back so I'm going to let the chickens and duck I do have out in the evening when I can watch them. Does anyone have any advice on keeping hawks away? And why would the hawk go for the biggest bird I had!? A black, 8-10 lb, adult Cayuga. I'm thinking because he's was the slowest of all the birds.. Thanks
     
  2. My best advice is get a run cover if they have a run, or if their freeranged, put them in the run.

    Sorry about your boy :{ Always sad to lose one
     
  3. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    Yeah, they have a run. I'm really scared to let them out!! Thanks
     

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