I live in Southern California and have been reading some of the horror stories about hawks attacking free ranging chickens. Most of these people live in the South and are probably dealing with different kinds of hawks. We mainly have Red Tailed Hawks here. Does anyone know if they are particularly dangerous or aggressive? We live in the foothills and the hawks are pretty numerous and active. I have ten 5 month old hens and no rooster to protect them. I am scared to death that if i don't keep an eye on them when they are ranging in the backyard that i will lose one. They are just about full size now so i think a hawk would have a hard time carrying one off.