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 We love our birds!