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Rant! Second hawk attack and insensitive people!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by kees, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    Okay, today I hear all of my chickens making horrible, excited noises. I find that the neighbors next door are looking on as a hawk is trying to take one of the birds.

    Maybe it's just me, but if I thought that one of their animals was in danger, I would try to scare the predator away, or at least, tell the owner.

    The neighbors had friends over who were laughing as this was going on! At first I thought that the neighbor's little boy was teasing one of the birds, but then I saw white feathers all over the ground and realized what was happening. Not two feet away from me was the same hawk that killed my daughter's favorite chicken a few days ago.

    The hawk was holding a black chicken in it's talons, yet there were white feathers all over the ground.

    Meanwhile, the guests are pointing and laughing with joyful abandon. I kid you not. The man started telling me to put the birds to bed. I ignored him and put them in their coop. All the while, this person keeps telling me what to do while he's pointing.

    After the birds were put away, I walked away from the man. The hawk was up in a tree, just waiting for a meal. My neighbor started asking me if I had a BB gun so that I could shoot it. I had to explain that the hawk was a protected animal, and I couldn't just kill it. They had no clue.

    In my car is some mesh that I purchased to put over an enclosure. I'll do that very soon. I'm still steaming about what just happened.

    P.S.- Thanks to the people who kindly offered birds to my daughter when she was upset. She doesn't want to get anything now until she knows that her birds are safe.

    Suzy

    [​IMG] We love our birds!
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2009
  2. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    Connecticut
    that is horrible!! were you able to save the bird it had in its talons? i would've stormed right over to my neighbors and screamed at them, with a few choice words....
     
  3. heyeddah

    heyeddah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you get new neighbors? Are they protected?
    Sorry for the insensitivity. The protective cover sounds like a good idea.
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I am so sorry for you all. [​IMG] and sympathies. Insensitive is an understatement.
     
  5. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    I hate hawks, even thhough I enjoy their beauty,I hate that they go after my birds. Why they are protected I don't know, we have way to many here!
    I would have scared the hawk away if I was your neighbor.
     
  6. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    I was able to save the black chicken. I really don't know how. Three other chickens were huddled in a corner and I thought that they were dead because they weren't moving. Another chicken was in a corner trying to get out of the enclosure. Believe me, I did want to give them a piece of my mind, but thought that it wouldn't be neighborly.

    Suzy

    [​IMG]
     
  7. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I am impressed at the control you had not to tell the guy off. This guy clearly has some choice pals, too. What a wiener.


    I hope you'll soon have the ability to put up a very high privacy fence to shut out the ignorant, insensitive oaf and his tribe.
     
  8. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    Chould you get a turkey, they keep the hawks away from my birds. Now if I can only find somthing to keep the owls away.
     
  9. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    Connecticut
    Quote:i would've said it anyways. they weren't being neighborly by laughing as your chickens were getting attacked. thankfully, my neighbors all watch out for each other. if there's a bear around, everyone calls each other. we've gotten calls saying there's a dog running around and we might want to get our ducks in their pen.
     
  10. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Kees,
    I feel your anger. A couple weeks ago one of my neighbors told me that a couple days before she thinks something was after my chickens. Said she could see then jumping up and making lots of noise. Of course she couldn't walk two doors down and take a look or help. Guess who won't be receiving anymore free eggs?

    Imp- nothing happened to the chickens(I think they were trying to get to a suet feder)
     

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