What Andy Saw

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Jayers, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. Jayers

    Jayers Out Of The Brooder

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    My DH heard a commotion the other night at the coop, he was able to grab the camera and take a shot. We have 4 young Coopers hawks flying around like teenagers learning to drive. It's a good thing the dog wasn't around when this one decided to land! Heaven only knows what the chicken thought, that poor thing has been harassed by every bird in the area - including a humming bird! Glad to know my coop held up.
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  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    a hummingbird?!?! LOL they can be feisty!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Cool thing to see, except for the being by your chickens! [​IMG]
     
  3. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    Nice picture!...you're hens must have been mortified! :eek:
     
  4. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Your poor girl must have been thinking "MOM get out here NOW!" Nice picture. The youngsters have to learn thank goodness your girl is safe.
     
  5. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good pic i have had these too learning to fly here im not to worredi as thier momma is tiny and i dont think she could do a whole lot of damage seem to mostly eat mice and lizards and the sort ill try to post a pic they hang out rite outside the living room window the kids watch them for hours

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  6. Jayers

    Jayers Out Of The Brooder

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    Coopers Hawks are bird killers, I can remember walking down the street last year while a shower of little feathers came down- it was one of the hawks tearing up a bird. But I'm really not too worried as my chicken is larger than the hawk. I did have thoughts of the little Loony Tunes chicken hawk guy coming to prove his might, I think this hawk would have tore in if it could have.
     

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