look what I caught!!!

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  1. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

    Nov 10, 2007
    Panama City ,Florida
    Will look what I caught. I found him in my chicken pen this morning. with momma hen baeting him down in the ground. what kind is he. a cooper hawk is my guess. I set him free about 70 miles away told him he returned I'll shot him.

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    no his not dead. thats the way he laid why we tossed him in the kennel.
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  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    man...go hen go! good job! how did you trap him or pick him up?
     
  3. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

    Nov 10, 2007
    Panama City ,Florida
    caught him in a net then tiped him in a crate. He did end up grab onto my sisters hand. though
     
  4. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

    Nov 10, 2007
    Panama City ,Florida
    only problem I think he was eating her chicks she hatched out four then they slowly started to disapper. shes got one left now. I don't think she was going to let him have it.
     
  5. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Its missing a toe!
     
  6. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:good eye!!! I didnt see that--Is your sister ok? If it snagged her that had to have hurt!
     
  7. cutrite

    cutrite Out Of The Brooder

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    The colorings to me make me say a youngish Goshawk. Tough hen you have.
     
  8. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

    Nov 10, 2007
    Panama City ,Florida
    Quote:yeah I seen that too. I think he the same hawk that was deheading my pigeons last year.
     
  9. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

    Nov 10, 2007
    Panama City ,Florida
    Quote:yeah she was mad. she was still cusing after I had him caught.
     
  10. smarsh2

    smarsh2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is a Cooper's hawk. An adult female i do believe. The picts aren't great but it doesn't look dark enough on the back and top of head for a male and looks a little big for a male. Yes, the males are smaller in birds of prey.
     
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