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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by NewHen, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. NewHen

    NewHen Songster

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    Here's at least one hawk that visits our coop in Los Angeles! The hawk is sitting on the run while the chickens are cowering under the coop and in the coop doorway.

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  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Looks like a sharp-shinned.
     
  3. dchickenman

    dchickenman Chirping

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    Cool but scary. Looks like your birds are well-protected by that run though
     
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Bold little thing, isn't he...lol.
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    time to trap that hawk and move him to Bakersfield or El Centro.
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Illegal to trap hawks (or any other raptor).
     
  7. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

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    I wonder if there is a way to attract ravens? We live about 90 miles east of LA and rarely get hawks on our property. They are all over, but we have raven around, which are territorial and won't let hawks in their area. Ravens rarely go after adult chickens, so we treat them as friendly birds around here. We didn't attract them here though...they made their home in our neighborhood. Either way, they keep a good 1/2 mile radius clear of hawks!
     

  8. city kid farm

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    Great shot of the hawk. S/He looks really hungry! [​IMG] Glad your girls are safe.
     
  9. geese'n'chickenlovr

    geese'n'chickenlovr In the Brooder

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    That is indeed a female lol [​IMG]
     
  10. crosbygroup

    crosbygroup Songster

    Wow, great picture!

    We live about 20 miles North of Los Angeles and I've seen hawks a couple of times. The reason I've noticed the hawks is because the crows are chasing them away and making quite a racket. Like another post mentioned, see if you can attract the crows in your area. They are a great early warning and protection system.
     

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