I lost a chick to a hawk today...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by calgal98, May 3, 2009.

  1. calgal98

    calgal98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have four levels of chickens right now. On my 3rd level (3-4 ) weeks, I lost a chick to a hawk today. I have them in an enclosed, in an open barn area and the hawk came down and tried to eat a chick in the pen. I'd been out there an hour before. Saw the hawk twice and didn't think it could get to the chicks... Now I know better. They are covered much better, with three layers of protection. Sad, but wiser.
     
  2. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Wisconsin
    Oh dear, I am so sorry about your poor little chickie! [​IMG] That is horrible! You wouldn't think they would be so brave to come around where there are people. From now on it will have to look elsewhere for something to eat!! [​IMG]
     
  3. calgal98

    calgal98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I thought they were WELL protected. I had seen it once, but didn't think it was after the chicks. They are in a very well thought out coop. The hawk won't survive long. And I hate that. We will do what has to be and won't have the problem anymore. It just saddened me on a great day. [​IMG]
     

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