The FAlcon attack

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by smores, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. smores

    smores Out Of The Brooder

    The other day I had just let the chickens out to free range, then I heard noises. I raced outside to fine a falcon attacking Snow White my brahma bantam, I ran over and scared the falcon away, the yard was covered in feathers. Snow White is ok she is missing most of her feathers though, also she is shaking in fear. The other chickens hid underneath the hot tub shaking I quickly brought them int the coop and locked them up.
    Today I built a decoy it's a large fake colorful rooster, it seems to be working.
     
  2. arcy liger

    arcy liger Chillin' With My Peeps

    174
    2
    78
    Jul 6, 2012
    you should plant bushes or hiding places so that they can hide
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    25,645
    1,878
    463
    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Sorry to hear about the attack - hawks and falcons can be a real scourge!
     
  4. smores

    smores Out Of The Brooder

    Thanks we put up hides nd huts and places to hide
     
  5. animals1981

    animals1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

    599
    23
    176
    Jul 19, 2008
    Toronto
    put a owl a real owl great horned decoy out
     
  6. smores

    smores Out Of The Brooder

    unfortionatly we lost a chicken to a falcon and another 2 to foxes
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by