My 2 Sister hens, Echo & Panda have been brooding a nest together. their babies were hatching yesterday and when i got up this morning and looked out the kitchen window there was a Big, Fat Hawk sitting on top of the coop! ... that wasn't even the worst part... 2 of my newer, "feral" Muscovy hens were just strolling around under it, eating grass like all was good in the world, IDIOTS. I was planning on letting the sisters raise these babies, I don't have my mean drake anymore, it's their second shared clutch of the year and they're such good mommas. But because of the Hawk I had to make the decision to take them all and put them in the brooder with the Cochin chicks for now. I am sure the girls will be hating me for a couple days and also be hanging close to the porch listening to their babies chattering. I put up one of those fake Owl statues, about 5ft above the coop and the Hawk hasnt been back over but I am pretty sure they beasts are nesting in one of the Oak trees about 60-100ft from the coop. I have been watching them fly back and forth between them for the last 2 days. and have heard them flying all over too.