One thing is for certain. Iowa Blues DON'T like predators. Their disdain for them runs so deep in their blood that they proudly defy predators with an attitude of "I dare you to try" when chickens of other breed run for cover. Time and time again I hear stories from breeders telling of their Iowa Blue encounters with hawks, raccons, opposums, cats, mice, snakes, etc. So, I thought it was high time to get those stories out for all to see! I thought it would make a great conversation if breeders had a place they could share their stories about how their cockbird chased off a raccon, their broody hen took on a hawk, or their little 1 month old chicks grouped together and chased around the barn cat. This thread is designed to be a conversation about the defiant Iowa Blue vs. Nature's Predators. Share your stories, and if you're able, post pics of your cockbird/hen who saved the day!