My birds VS. Red Tailed Hawk

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Boyd, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    I know probably wrong thread area, but quail are my passion.

    I went out to see how my chicks were doing on food and any more eggs and a hawk swooped down towards my chickens. At the last second it hit the brakes and landed about 40 feet in front of me next to my Buffs, he looked confused and split post haste.

    As it stands......

    Birds VS Chickens - chickens the winner
    Wild Dog VS chickens - Chickens the winner!
    Barn Cats vs chickens - you guessed it!!!!!


    God, I think I have some ninja Buffs out here!!!!!!!
     
  2. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Your chickens killed a hawk?
    whoa.
     
  3. Foxhound lady

    Foxhound lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey a hawk actually grabbed one of my girls. To bad he picked the fattest meanest hen we have. Lets just say there were more hawk feathers on the ground then chicken feathers. [​IMG]

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  4. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    Quote:thats what happened here. The grand baby is running around with some of the ones I brought inside. they didn't kill it, but I guess that hawk decided to move along... without a few tailfeathers [​IMG]

    I don't have any roo's but i kinda think my buffs are a little overfed (spoiled?). They protect the yard like a rottweiler would. hahahahahah that'l teach them!
     
  5. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hey, I totally believe it!! I haven't lost any birds to raptors but I've seen hawks hanging around and they just don't seem to come close to my chicken pen and the cats are absolutely terrified of the chickens.
     
  6. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    Quote:Probably because your's are ninja zombie killers too! [​IMG]
     
  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    woah i think the same dumb redtail was here today! LOL [​IMG]


    I had my trio of marans chicks outside to enjoy the weather and forage on the ground for the first time. My one pullet made an alarm call and I saw a shadow swoop over my head...here a redtailed hawk was trying to get air after swooping over MY HEAD!!!!! Tryin to get my babies i dont hink so i would have PUNCHED IT if i had known! LOL!
     
  8. Missouri Maiden

    Missouri Maiden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Phew that was a close one lol Have you watched that natural history of the chicken show? They have a silkie on there that got attacked by a hawk and survived!
     
  9. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    all I know is that it was one of the funniest things I saw since the new barn cat decided to tangle with em!
     

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