- May 1, 2014
Will a peregrine falcon take a fully grown chicken or a 80% grown duck, I had one hanging around the chicken coop this morning,
Red Tailed, Coopers, & Sharp Shinned hawks are sort of like an A10 Wart Hog ground attack fighter plane.Yes, peregine's are nicknamed the duck hawk. They will come swooping in and attack a chicken or duck from a full dive. I raise mallards, and I was out in the yard one day when I looked up and saw a peregine in a full dive headed for my ducks. I was close enough that I was able to intervene and the falcon pulled up from the dive and perched on a nearby tree.
Post pics if you have them - they are beautiful birds in their own right, they just need to hunt somewhere else!
So sad! I've lost 3 recently to probably coyotes. Never saw the coyote, but I can hear them at night. I've kept them cooped up for a few weeks now, and they miss free ranging.Hi, I saw a pair of peregrine falcons near our home a few days back...then yesterday by sweet Cocolate Orpington bantam cockerel disappeared into thin air. It was very windy, so never saw a lone feather. I'm very sad. He was a favorite. (I say that about em all!) No more free range. Lost one a few weeks back to a mink. (Found that body) I've never had such bad luck in all the years I've kept birds. I'm truly wrecked about my only cockerel.he was a friendly, jaunty little guy.