This year timing as right to see Red-shouldered Hawks that frequent the areas I keep chickens where the hawks (note plural) were doing some interesting things. At least one works area from nine to eleven AM most days where it perches in trees hunting small rodents on ground. Later around noon the hawks will sun themselves on ground sometimes within 20 of chickens. Chickens seem to have no issues with these guys. Yesterday one as in stand of Perssimmon trees apparently in company of a game hen foraging on ground below. A Red-tailed Hawk flew in from SE causing Red-shouldered to beat hasty retreat to denser tree grove behind barn while game hen went under Multiflora Rose. All chickens and Red-shouldered Hawk gave alarm calls. This morning around 9:30 to Red-shouldered Hawks together in dense tree grove behind barn where engaged in a territorial dispute with a similar pair about 300 yards to the west in a tree. Then local birds raced to E to engage another pair in the air. It is almost as if the local hawks are looking to nest very close to barn.