We were out in the yard Sunday afternoon just cleaning the coop and other chores. Our 6 pullets were hunting for bugs in the lawn. At one point I stepped into the house and DW stepped into the tree line at the same time. Almost instantly one of the girls screamed a ba-GAWK! I spun around just in time to see a red tail hawk swooping up away from where the chickens were. A quick beak count told us everyone escaped unharmed. The hawk couldn't have passed more than 10 feet from DW. This isn't the first time we've seen hawks circling our yard, but it is the first time they've gotten this bold. Our yard is too big to put up fishing line, I think we might need more strategically placed cover.