I've finally calmed down and have stopped shaking! I was walking down a hall in my home and heard the chickies chattering whilst hanging out in one of their favorite spots...one of our asparagus patches that is right under my husband's office window. I went in to his office and started talking to them through the screen. About a minute later a MASSIVE Red Tailed Hawk swoops down and grabs my Buff Orpington Miss Big Bird by the rump. They are no more than 3 feet away from me! The hawk is trying to figure out how to fly off with his big catch. I start screaming and banging on the window (surprised I didn't break it) until it finally let go. Chickens run to hide under the deck and I run out with a broom (!) to frighten the hawk away which then retreated to a tall pine. You can see BB's tail feathers on the ground in front of the window. She's fine thank goodness. Normally at that time I am at the barn working horses but got delayed by a phone call. So grateful!!!