Okay how to put this................

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by 4 Love of Baby Chickens, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. 4 Love of Baby Chickens

    4 Love of Baby Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is a pretty delicate subject but................ ummmmmmmmm............. wellllllllllllllllllll..............

    Okay let me bring this out directly......................... Koda brought down a Hawk that was buzzing the chickens. [​IMG]

    The top half of it's head is missing but from the bottom half of it's beak and it's wickedly sharp talons I could tell that it was a raptor of some sort. I looked it up in our bird ID book and found that it was a inmature Coopers Hawk.

    I know that it's illegal to shoot or bother a hawk but what can a person do if their LGD brings one down while protecting their flock?

    Now I know why the chickens were sqwacking and Koda and Blackie were barking like crazy about just a few minutes after I put the chickens up (I was back at the house by that time).

    I just discovered it when I was coming back from feeding the dogs and chickens. It's pretty Graphic which is why I didn't post a picture.

    All that I can tell you is that I'm pretty freaked out about this and am hoping that I will not get in trouble.
     
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  2. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get the burn barrel going and toss it in. I dont think it would be Illegal if an animal gets one, BUT, why risk having to prove whether you did it or the dog did.

    Natures version of SSS
     
  3. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    I would call it 'An act of God', bury it, give Koda a treat for doing a great job and never mention it again... [​IMG]
     
  4. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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  5. 95yj

    95yj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm assuming koda is a dog... if i were in your situation i'd bury it and keep quiet, kinda like the rural three s's- shoot, shovel and shut up. besides, it was your dogs fault so they can't really blame you, i'm kind of amazed that anything managed to take a hawk down w/o a gun
     
  6. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    The first thing I would have done is put it out of it's misery. That would have ended his suffering & kept it from feeding on your flock. Now, since the world knows about it, call the authorities for a solution.That is the safest thing to do. [​IMG]
     
  7. 4 Love of Baby Chickens

    4 Love of Baby Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well the only treat I can give Koda is the last of her Christmas present and she still is chewing on the one that I gave her Christmas Day!! A Milkbone shaped like a Candy Cane and it lasts her about 1 to 2 weeks tops. I usually buy her regular dog treats but this was a special for Christmas.

    But I can give her some well deserved loving. [​IMG]

    Koda is my 8 almost 9 month old Great Pryenees female whom I just bought back in September for only $45.00 dollars to protect my chickens. She's been doing terrific with the chickens and she's only been with them for the 3 1/2 months!!! [​IMG]

    And the hawk was already dead. The top half of it's head was missing.
     
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  8. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Just bury the hawk & change your name![​IMG]
     
  9. GaNewChick

    GaNewChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just bury it and put something heavy on it so the dogs won't dig it up. You didn't kill it and I wouldn't worry about it.


    Can't spell ...[​IMG]
     
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  10. Kennyog

    Kennyog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't be posting about doing something like that.

    From the BYC rules:

    2. No PETA or Cock fighting posts, period!
     
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