Until 30 minutes ago (~ 5:45 PM CST) I had 13 female and 3 male 3-week old dominique chicks from Cackle hatchery. A Coopers Hawk-male-adult, took one of the male chicks from front yard, and flew downhill into woods of backyard with his squalling catch. I could hear nuthatches mobbing something in woods which I assume to be the hawk dismembering and consuming MY bitty! I hope the hawk chokes on a tibia! Chicks at risk have access to a 2" x 4" wire-mesh cage but failed to use it when counted. I am standing guard until dark to prevent hawk from taking seconds, then I confine chicks to hawk proof pen. Hatches will be battened down on larger flocks because I think the hawk will attempt larger size birds next. Darn chicks forgot about hawks intrusion after just 5 minutes. I wish my game flock would mingle more with extremely vulnerable chicks. I would at least give hawk pause. Next year I am going to try and make a rooster or two broody to see if he can make hawk think twice.