Yesterday at around 5 o'clock I saw a big bird swoop down in my yard out of the corner of my eye. Then I remembered that half my flock was out in the yard free ranging! My heart sank and I ran outside. 3 of my chickens (2 australorps and one production red) were huddled right next to the fence. It took me a few minutes but then I found one of my dark brahma's hiding in between a bush and my garage. Then I heard my other production red making some noise (a noise I've never heard before). She was in the run with my other dark brahma so I knew they were safe but she must have known something was up. Phew! I am so glad everyone is alright! Today I saw a big hawk circling the yard from above. I assume she was the one from yesterday and was looking for my chickens again. From now on, no more free ranging for my flock unless they are supervised!