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Red tailed hawk won't leave...hanging around for 3 weeks haaw haaw haa

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by N. Virginia, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. N. Virginia

    N. Virginia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    darn hawk won't leave...why is it crying ALL the time? hangs around the house, hangs around the bard (where the chickens are), sits on the fence outside their stall...I'm afraid to let the girls out. Besides wanting my ckickens, why would a solo hawk make such a racket?
    Thanks,
    N. Virginia
     
  2. RHRanch

    RHRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    How long has it been around? Sometimes I have some hang around for days. The noise you say its making sounds normal.

    PS: Don't let your chickens out until it has been gone 24 hrs.
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2011
  3. N. Virginia

    N. Virginia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 weeks...nonstop! Not that we don't have other hawks around, but not such a persistently noisy one that hangs around and yells all day long. Did it loose a mate?
     
  4. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Quote:I'd wait a week!!

    I finally got rid of mine one year with a nerf gun. Only thing I could see freaking it out that wasn't a violation of the federal laws. Mylar balloons, scarecrows with moving heads and big stuffed dogs help, too.
     
  5. Gmsg01

    Gmsg01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What color is the tail? Juveniles have brown bands on their tail and can be very vocal.
     
  6. suki'smom

    suki'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be a baby that lost its mama or a youngster out on its own that is still insecure (thus calling for mama).
     
  7. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    might call wildlife rehab and they could come move him- since he sounds like he is too young to be on his own maybe?
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It's a juvenile on it's own or partially on it's own. The constant calling is a plea to the parents to "come and feed me."
     
  9. Erin K

    Erin K Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Love this idea. hawk gets what it needs and gets the heck away from your chickens.
     
  10. Achickenwrangler#1

    Achickenwrangler#1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it's calling it's friends to let them know it knows where the mother load is! I doubt wildlife rehab will do anything since it's not injured, and dnr will do nothing.
    I've considered adding a top to the outdoor run to guard against winged predators, other prey is available to them right now, but when winter comes it might be a different story
     

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