- Jul 1, 2011
So I've got the grill going, the older chickens are free ranging, the five week old girls are in their covered outside pen. I go in the kitchen to get veggies and hear major stress noises from the babes. I get to the door before the dogs and see a hawk sitting ON TOP of the pen netting. All the chicks are screaming, huddled tightly in a large planter I put on it's side and added hay to. I'm hollering like crazy, and I swear we lock eyes before it slowly lifts off. Slowly circles and leaves. The bigger girls are very silent, huddled under the large snail plant. Took forever to calm the little ones, and the others were very cautious. Hate hawks!!!