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

Kirtusjon

Songster
10 Years
Apr 29, 2009
133
4
121
Big Daddy's Chicken Shack
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.







 

Evelle

Songster
8 Years
Apr 27, 2011
2,219
17
163
North Idaho
AWWSOME!!!!!!!
give him some extra yummys from all us who have lost a hen to those darn protected things!!!!
WAY TO GO SMOKE!!!!
 

annie3001

My Girls
10 Years
Jun 11, 2009
4,313
18
223
Ct.
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.


 

Stacykins

Crowing
9 Years
Jan 19, 2011
4,355
223
258
Escanaba, MI
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.
 

Kirtusjon

Songster
10 Years
Apr 29, 2009
133
4
121
Big Daddy's Chicken Shack
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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