I was upstairs in my room trying on some shoes i got for christmas and all my 17 girls which are 4 months and younger were just let out to free range. This is the 1st time i have ever come inside and not supervised them after previous hawk and raccoon attacks. All of the sudden i hear squacking look out my window and see a hawk clawing my buff orpington. I jumped down my flight of stairs and sprinted outside to shew the hawk away. I was 2 ft away untill it finally gave up its catch. I thought my buff orpington was dead, it was just lying there. Then i saw it breathing and after staring at it in shock for 2 minutes, its sprung up! WOOWW! i was soo excited. I made it in time! The same thing happened last year when i heard a thump on the side of my house and found the hawk corning my chicken. I saved that one as well! I guess ive just got the ear! but im not going to get too arrogant. These chickens are NEVER free ranging without supervision again. That hawk flew down in a matter of 5 minutes of them being outside without me! I rehabilitated the buff orpington for a couple hours, and it seemed completely fine, so i released it back in the coop! thank god this has a happy ending....this time!!!