We survived a Hawk attack!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by mrsteiner, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. mrsteiner

    mrsteiner In the Brooder

    Jan 28, 2011
    Davison, MI
    We've been free-ranging our hens in the afternoons. At dusk the girls put themselves to bed and my dh goes out and locks them in. (Thinking it would keep them safe from predators.) This evening, he strolled outside just in time to see a hawk come sweeping into the yard. My chickens scattered and got away.

    We've not seen any hawks on our property before, but they are nearby the interstate that is about a mile from our house. I thought we'd be safe because our yard is so wooded, but apparently the hawk had enough room to try for a chicken dinner.
  2. BebeLapinouBlanc

    BebeLapinouBlanc In the Brooder

    Aug 21, 2011
    Planet Earth
    Oh no!!!! That would have made my heart sink to see that!!! [​IMG] Thankfully your babies got out of harms way! Whew

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