The redtails are driving me crazy, not to mention my hens. This little devil has no fear of me or my two dogs. Yesterday I let the hens out to run around the yard while I and the two dogs were out doing yard work and enjoying the nice fall weather. First, I heard the unmistakable sound of chickens being spooked. I look and there that pile of feathers with meat hooks is on the ground eyeing which hen he is going to try to snatch as they are hiding in the honeysuckle hedge row. I ran at him and he stood his ground until I got within 15 feet of him, then he flew off. Second, I heard my rooster give the hawk call and the hens all ran under the hedge row again. I looked around and followed the eyes of the chickens as they were watching it. The little dirtbag was sitting on the roof of the house. I started walking towards him (me between the chickens and the hawk) and he took flight, not away from me NOOOOO but right at my chickens. The free loader flew right at the flock, mind you he had to fly around me to get to them, in an attempt to flush them from the hedge row. In 40+ years I have never seen such a bold bird.