Sadly, we have a persistent Cooper's (I think) hawk that broke through yesterday and got a Golden Comet.
The thing doesn't bother my older girls or my roo, but I had six, now five, smaller hens that the hawk can easily get. One of my Barred Rock babies got hurt on Sunday; if it wasn't for my husband and daughter scaring the thing off, she would have suffered the same fate as the poor GC.
She's recovering well, thank heavens. I'll post a pic of her when I can.
I noticed it hangs around in the late afternoon, when the littler ones like to come out.
We reinforced the webbing again, and hopefully, it'll keep this sucker away for good. Hawks are smart. They sit on the coop or the posts and figure out how they're going to attack. It's not easy to counterattack that kind of cunning.
**edited for language. Please do not bypass the censor**
wow! i've never had a problem before....but i saw a hawk flyin around a few weeks ago. i wonder why it hasn't gotten any of my girls? they all free range. there's plenty of places in the backyard for them to run for cover. but maybe it's cuz they're all grown? my youngest ones are 3 months old. your poor lil' chickens! you guys are doing great by putting up the hawk deterrent though! irritating suckers! i read somewhere once about all the creatures that LOVE chickens! the guy writing about it said "everyone will love to eat your pet" and boy isn't that right?!