I have a smaller hawk (not sure what it is) that has been around for a couple years now (at least I think it is the same one) and always goes after the sparrows and starlings that hang around the coop. The chickens are free ranging now and yesterday I saw this hawk go after the starlings in front of the coop and of course it scares the holy cows out of the chickens. This hawk managed to get a starling and Red my R.I.R. and Goldie my B.O. apparebtly had enough of having the stuffing scared out of them so they united and went after this hawk. I heard the starling screaming and I think this triggered something in the hens to be protective. This poor hawk didn't know what to do with these two mean bitties coming after it in full ticked off mode. He left with his meal. You go girls!!!!!!!!!!