Lookie what I found

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by JakRat, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    This is what I came out to last week!

    My rooster and EE started going off so I went out to check on them.

    This falcon or hawk or whatever sure wasnt scared of me. He just hoped onto the fence and sat there looking at me like I was going to serve him lunch.
    A few days after that he flew over into the tree near our coop with my husband and I standing right there..

    NOT GONNA HAPPEN BUDDY!
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    He reminds me of the little chicken hawk from the foghorn leghorn cartoons [​IMG]
     
  2. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    wow he's just waiting for lunch isn't he?
     
  3. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    yeah he was there twice last week and just sat there.

    Beautiful bird... but not gonna happen!
     
  4. mrpekinduck

    mrpekinduck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2011
    Ducky Land!
    He's a brave little birdie isn't he?
     
  5. bloom chicks

    bloom chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the same problem. He would just come sit on the fence and hang out. My chickens free range and the hawk never bothered my chickens until today. The Hawk and my alpha went at it today. I walked out and found them both laying on the ground. My rooster seems to be okay. Just a little beat up. The hawk was half the size of my BO.

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  6. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    Great pictures. Poor roo,glad he made it.
     
  7. ci_cyfarth

    ci_cyfarth Out Of The Brooder

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    My roommate last night was like, "Why are you going all out on the roof? Couldn't you just toss some netting or something over it?"

    I just shook my head and was like, "Dude, count the hawks on your way to work sometime." We've got a few in our neighborhood, and they're beautiful, but I'm not exactly keen to offer my future hens to them.
     
  8. smarsh

    smarsh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    appears to be an adult Cooper's Hawk. i know if they get hungry enough, but the attacks on chickens are few and far between for these guys.
     
  9. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw some kind of hawk flying over my coop the other day.. freak me out !!![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    Quote:Well if he wants to be a chicken why doesnt he just say so! I would totally keep him as a pet [​IMG]
     

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