red jungle fowl vs hawk

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RedJungleFowl, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. RedJungleFowl

    RedJungleFowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how would a red jungle fowl act to a hawk attack would they fly or run
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    If they had the chance they would try to run for cover underneath something.
     
  3. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    For some reason red jungle fowl have for me been more vulnerable to red-tailed hawks than either American Games or American Dominiques. Smaller size of red jungle fowl is part of reason but during interactions I did see the red jungle fowl failed to use cover effectively, at least patches sought by the domestic birds of same flock. Despite the red jungle fowl being better fliers and faster runners than either domestic breed they were not able to out fly hawk that had jump on them. Red Jungle Fowl were very good against Mr. Fox.
     
  4. RedJungleFowl

    RedJungleFowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    why i though they would out beat a hawk
     

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