Hawks scared my sick hen to death, literally?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KristyAz, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had our BR in quarantine and had her outside today (Phoenix Arizona, beautiful sunny and warm). I went out to check on her and 2 hawks flew away, Roxy was dead in her cage. She was doing better today too. I think those hawks were trying to get her and scared her to death. Is that possible?

    I went back out again, and there sat 3 of them on the neighbor's roof, eyeballing my flock. Our runs are completely wrapped (floor, walls, roof) in chicken wire, so they can't get in.

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  2. dmccann

    dmccann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that is possible,maybe heart attack? hugs to u
     
  3. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had one that sat on my coop for awhile. I chased it off with a bright yellow broom handle and he hasn't come back.

    He did stress the heck out of the girls so maybe in her weakend state she just got overwhelmed and had a heart attack.
     
  4. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now that I've had time to think about it, I wonder if she was freaking out in the cage and banged her head or broke her neck.

    They left for awhile, but heard a ruckus a bit ago, and there was one of them sitting on the trampoline pole. Need to check over on the predators board for ways to deter them.
     

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