My brave WR Rooster killed by hawk today...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Bizzybirdy, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. Bizzybirdy

    Bizzybirdy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Am just devastated.... [​IMG] This morning my very brave White Rock rooster rushed to defend his young hens and babies that adored him and was killed by a nasty hawk that turned it's fury on him. He was in my side yard where several of the youngsters and a few hens stay during the day...only a couple feet from my front door..and this monster swooped down from the roof of the chicken house. I am soooo upset, "Friendly" was a beautiful, sweet rooster that I was keeping to eventually replace my old White Rock roo, and I had just taken the photo in my avatar of him 2 days ago.

    Have spent years fortifying this place against against racoons and possums, sitting out many nights eradicating them...and now a stinking huge HAWK that has no fear of humans even??!!!
     
  2. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    [​IMG] im sorry [​IMG]
     
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    He died valiantly doing his job. God has a special place for roosters like him...honor him by making him a name stone for his grave. I am so sorry. [​IMG]
     
  4. Stephanie739

    Stephanie739 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] I'm sorry.
     
  5. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

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  6. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry [​IMG]
     
  7. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Oh I am so sorry. What a brave rooster. [​IMG]
     
  8. effie

    effie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry!!! I have had a hawk pestering my flock for a couple of weeks now. I leave a window cracked open a little bit during the day so I can hear when they are in distress. It is definitely a different noise they make. I run out and shoot a couple rounds in the air and he leaves for awhile. He is persistant. I cringe at thinking he may swoop down and get one. Roosters are valiant guys--bless his heart--doing his job-there is a special place for him in chicken heaven.
     
  9. heatherindeskies

    heatherindeskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He did his job well and proudly. Sorry for your loss.
     
  10. Bizzybirdy

    Bizzybirdy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all...yes, this was a special guy who had a wonderful kind heart to everything and everyone. Cannot stop crying. [​IMG] Tomorrow morning I will bury "Friendly" and we will be watching for Mr. Hawk...don't know what we can do except try to scare him witless. This big guy will swoop right next to you, if not at you. A really mean thing who dug his talons into the neck and head of my roo... any suggestions? I cannot net the whole yard though...
     

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