My brush with a predator

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by EggCentric, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. EggCentric

    EggCentric Chillin' With My Peeps

    352
    0
    139
    Sep 14, 2007
    Ball Ground, Ga
    Today, as I was walking through the barn, I glance over and see something bouncing around on the netting, from under the netting (Inside the chicken run):mad: I walk over, and it's a hawk! It had managed to get into the run, but couldn't get out. All the chickens were inside the coop, peeking out the door, waiting for me to do something.[​IMG] Well, I guess I had better do something then, not sure what, and then it came to me,,, I grabbed a horse blanket and slo-wly I crept, inch by inch, step by step, started to throw the blanket, and it got away! Curses,, foiled again!:mad: All the chickens were ok [​IMG], this hawk was a juvenile from what I could tell from his size. Heck, most of the chickens are much bigger than he was! But I'm going to reinforce the netting tomorrow.
     
  2. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

    4,485
    100
    291
    Mar 10, 2007
    Dimondale
    Boy, close call. Glad all the chicks are all right!! Gots some work to do tomorrow!! [​IMG]
     
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Good news that noone was hurt...
    I think I would've needed new undies.
     
  4. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

    Jan 11, 2007
    Ontario, CANADA
    Hawks seem to be everywhere lately. Glad your chooks are OK.
     
  5. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2007
    Georgia
    Glad none of the chickens got hurt. Hawks are everywhere right now. I cannot turn my hens out to eat grass because hawks seem to always be overhead.
     
  6. EggCentric

    EggCentric Chillin' With My Peeps

    352
    0
    139
    Sep 14, 2007
    Ball Ground, Ga
    I've seen very few hawks in the area, but whenever I do see one, it's usually being chased and attacked by crows. I doubt I'll see this one again for awhile.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by