My rooster attacked a hawk!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by peepblessed, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    I looked out my window way across the yard yesterday and saw an unidentified bird on the ground about 10 feet away from my 8 free ranging chickens (mostly EE's). The chickens were all in a huddle and suddenly one of the hens rushed at the bird and it flew up in the air a bit where I was able to identify it as a cooper's hawk. The hen immediately returned to the huddle as the hawk hovered about 15 - 20 feet in the air. Then the hawk dove on the chickens and my rooster (Delaware/red leghorn cross) leapt into the air about 5 or 6 ft. to meet the hawk feet first! The hawk flew off aways and did not return. I love that rooster!! [​IMG]
  2. Thespoiledchicken

    Thespoiledchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2011
    Long Island
    [​IMG] I need a rooster like that! Give that boy some treats!!!![​IMG]

  3. Kuntry Klucker

    Kuntry Klucker Premium Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    Tennesee Smoky Mts.
    Wow! that is amazing. I hope that my rooster will be as good at scaring off hawks as yours is. I am a bit nervous because I did see a few
    flying a while ago. I have not seem them since early this afternoon but just the same it scares me. I have one roo I just hope
    he sounds the alarm in time if one does come by.

    Good job by your roo, he deserves a treat. [​IMG]
  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    Rooster 1 : Hawk 0

    He deserves a new extra sexy hen!
  5. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Yup [​IMG] A new lady, lots of treats and lovins from his Momma [​IMG]
    What a good boy!
  6. gpwelding1

    gpwelding1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2011
    upstate south carolina
    [​IMG] good rooster!
  7. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have seen him run off Ravens before but I had no idea a rooster would leap into the air like that! I was dumb-founded! I gave him some meat!!
  8. yankeedoodle300

    yankeedoodle300 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2011
    Chicken Heaven
    Quote:Yup [​IMG] A new lady, lots of treats and lovins from his Momma [​IMG]
    What a good boy!

    yep, Did we Mention More treats?
  9. Marcymom3

    Marcymom3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    WOW!!! That's terrific! I would like to order one of his offspring. [​IMG]
  10. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    What a brave boy he is!! [​IMG]

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