I have noticed two red-tail hawks lately that are hanging around my house. I have seen one in the chicken run down by the barn and my husband has seen one in the run behind the house. However neither time have we seen a fresh killed chicken. Something killed several chickens in the run down at the barn (I saw a small grey hawk on a fresh kill) and one chicken behind the house (the night I heard owls hooting). Do red-tail hawks scavage dead animals or do they only eat fresh kills? I have seen a red-tail three times today and he is only sitting in a tree looking at my chickens. I am wondering if redtails are blamed for kills just because they are seen in the vicinity when something else is doing the killing. Any comments?