My rooster killed a hawk ***Pics***

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Kirtusjon, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. Kirtusjon

    Kirtusjon Chillin' With My Peeps

    My rooster Smoke killed a hawk today. There are always hawks here in South Florida. My rooster always challenges hawks when they come around. My neighber called me when it happened and was worried about my rooster. By the time he went to help, the hawk was down. The hawk tried to get one of his hens and Smoke slammed him so quick he had no chance. Smoke made out OK, just a slight limp. By the way, Smoke is one of the most friendly roosters there is. He likes me to lay down and he will jump up on my back and talk to me. He also likes me to stroke his chest. Here are a few pics.

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  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Wow he is big. Good rooster you got there.
     
  3. Evelle

    Evelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
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    AWWSOME!!!!!!!
    give him some extra yummys from all us who have lost a hen to those darn protected things!!!!
    WAY TO GO SMOKE!!!!
     
  4. kayjan

    kayjan Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow, way to go Smoke. Great job!
     
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  5. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    That's a good roo. My big Tanker took a hawk down that landed in the baby pen once and held him for me. Roos are worth the weight in gold!
     
  6. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    holy smokes!!! WE have that same kind of hawk , color and breed everything been stalking my chickens for awhile now.
    Glad your rooser is okay, cool that he got it.


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  7. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    That is a beautiful rooster. What breed is he. He deserves a few extra treats tonight. [​IMG]
     
  8. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd suggest disposing of the carcass quickly. It is illegal to posses feathers or parts of protected migratory species (of which all birds of prey fall under), and doesn't discriminate between naturally or unnaturally killed birds.

    That is one tenacious rooster you have, though. He held his own.
     
  9. goldies99

    goldies99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow............what a beautiful boy!.....good job smoke!
     
  10. Kirtusjon

    Kirtusjon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks, I could not believe how big he was when I seen him. I knew other roosters would not bother his group of hens, but the hawk's wing span was 4' 2''. Smoke spurred him through one of his eyes. He will stand and face any hawks and never go after any hens. Big mistake on his part. Thanks for all of the replies.
     

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