@#%[email protected]$! Hawks!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by chickensioux, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got this little girl on Wed. Heard a ruckus and went to check in out. A hawk was sitting on this little girl, as I ran toward it the hawk tried to take off with her by the head several times. It finally gave up, dropped her and flew off. Incredibly the only wound was a small puncture near her ear. She has got to be extremely sore tho'. She is resting comfortably in the infirmary. Poor little girl.......[​IMG]
     
  2. turbodog

    turbodog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad to hear you saved her! [​IMG]
     
  3. little_grey_bantam

    little_grey_bantam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool looking bird! What kind?
     
  4. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:We believe she is a Sultan mix. She is a sweetie too.
     
  5. Sandy16

    Sandy16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So glad you saved your new girl! [​IMG]
     
  6. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    She is a beauty! I'm so glad you saved her....last week the hawk ate one of my sq silkies, I had just aba banded them the week before. It's a pitiful site, all that flufff in a pile. Great job! Hope she does well with the injuries.
     
  7. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep a good eye on the wound. Although a minor injury, flies might try to lay eggs on/in the wound.
    So glad you saved her, wouldn't be surprised if the hawk returns though, so beware.
     
  8. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh gosh. Probably scared the living daylights out of her. Lots of love and extra treats for that gal.
     
  9. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree the hawk will probably come back as you probably already know. If you were letting her range I'd supervise & protect my livestock. If you know what I mean. That's just my thoughts. Just knowing that the hawk has had her in his claws once would have me worried.Keep an eye in the sky. Pretty bird by the way.
     
  10. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a hawk that has been watching my chickens.Sits on the chainlink and looks at them.Just a matter of time before it attacks.I did add some fishing line to deter flight,but it will attack if hungry enough.
    I [email protected]#%!!$ hawks!

    Cute hen.Glad she survived.
     

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