Mr. Hawk, allow me to introduce you to my girls...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by dadthebaker, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. dadthebaker

    dadthebaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2011
    Los Angeles Area
    Well....after reading posts on predators, mind you I am only a proud father of my girls for a month or so, it finally happened.

    I sit in the Boys classroom,and use thier school comp, yes we homeschool (mine is faster and I never get to use But the window over looks the back yard.

    Hearing a collective "squeek/chirp", I know there is trouble. Popping my head to the window, there is sitting a large bird on top of the house I made for the girls.... Brain is shooting messages that something is not right, "your ladies arent that big yet".... HOLY MOLY! Its a Hawk!... (they sure are bad-assed looking, mo'fo's, eh?).

    Seems like I have been doing alot of yelling lately...while I am indeed a LMS (Loud Mouth Shnook), when theres trouble about, what does a body do??? So I yelled, "ACK!!! Theres a hawk in the back!!!!", hobbling, ankle still out, to the back.

    To my horror, I cant find a one of my girls... this didnt make sense cause, tho not an expert, I would imagine there would be screaming if a bird is grabbed, and until that collective one, havent heard a to speak...

    I walked the entire area that I partitioned for them and they werent there... "ok...dont panick...not till ya find evidence"... so.... Wife goes to the other side of the fencing I put up... and she says, "heres one"... WHEW! at least we got one... then another...and another... they all popped up..."... lol... (sure, I can lol now...)

    What happened: My yard is a jungle...(and I am now glad it is) Weeds so high one cant walk thru...and also a dead Christmas tree that I never thru away...and THAT, is where they were all hiding... so still, soo quiet... until wife came up to them.

    The girls all made a bee line to the enclosed patio where I keep them at night (have yet to convert the storage shed into a coop), and all hide, quite noticibly terrified in a corner behing the orchids.

    We went to the Farmers Market a couple of miles away and looking up at the sky where our house it, there were at least 20, more like 30 hawks circling ... That was the most I ever saw in my life! so I imagine they are migrating??? it was a site to see....

    Any how.... Alls well that ends well.... but boy did my blood pressure go up....AND, now my heart aches more for the posts I read in here....reality sure gives one different perspective.

    May all your chickens be safe! Ima taking mine for karate lessons this week. [​IMG]

    p.s. apparently, the fencing I put up, was still wide enough for them to squeeze, them gals are all fluff! lol
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2011
  2. Scooter&Suzie

    Scooter&Suzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2011
    Sounds scary! My three chickens weren't as fortunate as yours though... [​IMG]
  3. tinydancer87

    tinydancer87 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2011
    SE Georgia
    Awww.....poor babies [​IMG]
  4. workinnanie

    workinnanie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2009
    Glad all ended well!

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