I had a very rude awakening this morning, the hens were going nuts and the roosters were all crowing and sounding the alarm. I jumped up and was grabbing clothes, I was in my robe still. About the time I left my bedroom I heard a cat scream outside and the birds really went nuts. The ducks were quacking and under bushes when I ran out and in the middle of the yard was Nugget, Pudster, and a huge Red-Tailed Hawk. Nugget was flogging, Pudster was wrestling and screaming, the Hawk was fighting for it's life, Blue the head Roo was on the porch screaming with the hens! When I came out the door yelling it startled the whole bunch and the hawk was able to fly away. Nugget lost some feathers but is ok, Pudster has stitches where the hawk tried to evicerate him. He only has 5 stitches but he has a punture that worries me more since that can't be closed up. Puddy is taking it well but he is in a kennel outside because he can't handle being in the house, he'd have to be drugged most of the time. The vet says he'll be ok though. First hawk trouble I've had, and now I think I know where all the dead doves have been coming from. I couldn't figure out what was happening, they are just laying dead in the yard everywhere. Hopefully he will choose other hunting grounds now.