Where the heck are all these predators coming from?? We have chicks inside our house - can hawks smell baby chicks even if they're inside? We've lived in this house for 2 years and I've never seen half of what we're seeing now. Last week we had 4 opossums in the street next to us. Earlier this week I saw a raccoon, and just about 5 minutes ago I saw this HUGE hawk right on our tree when I stepped outside to let the dog out for potty. I heard a sort of 'cawww' (long sounding) and it sounded close so I look up and there is this pure white and light tan colored hawk. It was looking at our Yorkie like it wanted to eat him!! I just said "Holy [bleep]!" really loud (shame on me) and it flew off when I yelled. I snatched up our Yorkie and brought him inside before he had a chance to go potty. Will hawks eat a Yorkie?? I could almost see him lickin' his chops, I swear. Surely these predatory animals/birds *must* smell the baby chicks...because we've never had anything around our house. And by the way - we live on the busiest street *inside* city limits - it's the main trafficway.