ok i think i had a hawk scare

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by mamato3, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. mamato3

    mamato3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my bantys are scary silly over anything that flys over them. Im thinking they must have seen one of there buddys hauled of by a hawk before i got them. Its almost funny watching them make a mad dash for cover over a sparrow flying over. Anyway today was way different i heard this skwak of alarm comeing from my front yard so i run for the front yard by the time i get there there is no chickens so i give them a call which always get them running to me. No chickens so know im getting a bad filling that something bad happened. So as i survey the yard looking for survives i cant find none. so i turn around and start looking under every bush and digging threw high grass. i spotted the roo he is on top of 2 hen ok so there not tame yet they where so terrified that i was able to walk up and touch them before they moved.so i looked around for more found 1 hen in the back yard thats 4. walk back around front the rest i found i could have step on them they where so well buried in the tall grass even the solid black one all i seen was a tail. So if it was a hawk is there anything i could do short of locking them in a pen topped with netting they free range all day. I guess i need to top my chick pen with netting never had this problem before so i thought all would be fine.
     
  2. windtryst

    windtryst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your Roo took good care of you hens, and got them to hide! I have a small run with netting over the top for them while I am at work, and let them out when I get home for a while, now mind you, in the winter, it will be dark when I get home...[​IMG] Could be a long winter, except for my days off. But the netting gives me peace of mind, and at least they are "out" though not totally free
     

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