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Look what was in our coop! added picture

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Rocky Top Chick, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. Rocky Top Chick

    Rocky Top Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cooper's Hawk. This hawk had to go through 2 doors and a pop door. All chickens were outside under a bush and it was inside the coop going crazy ! His talons were about 2 inches long. After a "Jesus" talk we let him go and told him never to return !

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    Last edited: Nov 23, 2011
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Gosh he sure is beautiful! Great job! (I sure hope he doens't return!)
     
  3. Thespoiledchicken

    Thespoiledchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW! That is crazy, glad all your chickens survived the invasion.
     
  4. turtlebird

    turtlebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! That's a stink eye if I ever saw one! I hope it remembers your kindness and never returns!
     
  5. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    That IS crazy!! I lean a board up against the pop door when my birds free range. That way they can run in but a hawk would hopefully think twice about entering. I don't know if it really helps but it does give me peace of mind. Now that he knows he can get in there he may try again. You could also hang some strips of something over the pop door.
     
  6. critterrun

    critterrun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW [​IMG]

    Glad everyone was ok
     
  7. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yikes! My heart just stopped. INSIDE the coop??!! One more thing to be anxious over...
     
  8. Rocky Top Chick

    Rocky Top Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a lot of little birds flying around our chickens because we have leland cypress trees around the coop. Hopefully, he was aiming for one of those and just became confused. Believe me, he was not talking very nicely to me when I was taking pictures. After we let him go all our crows returned. I had a little talk with them as well, telling them that they are not allowed to leave for any more day trips. They have to leave someone behind to take care of chasing these hawks off [​IMG]
     
  9. Louise's Country Closet

    Louise's Country Closet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Talk about a close call!!! He sure is pretty though
     
  10. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's a big one! A juvenile, too.
     

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