Awhile back I had posted about three of my baby chicks; two of them had disappeared and one had been found dead. Well, what ever it was came back and took my young grey chick and then not too long after, came back and killed my Silkie hen. While I am still upset, I found out what the predator was - a hawk. Now I have no choice but to keep my ducks and my young chicks locked up. While I still have duck eggs, my hen was not only my best friend, but also my egg layer. Now I have to wait until January (our annual farm show) to get some more hens to bring back into the yard, but I don't think it's going to replace my Silkie. Is anyone else having hawk problems? I'm assuming this is the season for them. I live in Pennsylvania and I noticed around this time of year hawks are EVERYWHERE. Unfortunately I can't have a rooster - it's against the borough's rules, but when my fiancé and I buy our new home out in the country, there will be all sorts of animals to protect my flock. Does anyone want to share their stories? Also can someone recommend some good hens for me?