What kind of hawk?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by kaeKY, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. kaeKY

    kaeKY Out Of The Brooder

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    This is what I found in my backyard. Can anyone identify?
     
  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Coopers Hawk. Juvenile as in this years hatch. No good size reference but looks like male.
     
  3. kaeKY

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    That what I was afraid of. He is quite small, shorter than the lirope grass in the background. These are the vicious ones, right?
     
  4. DianaMallory

    DianaMallory Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes coopers it looks like the one that was in my backyard 3 days ago. Scared the poo out of my girls but he couldn't get to them because they are completely enclosed.
     
  5. chickortreat

    chickortreat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Better get your roo started in tae-kwon-do classes. He can legally protect your hens, while you cannot.
     
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  6. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    If your birds are small or hens only, a Coopers Hawk, especially a hen which is larger can be a problem. If your birds are vulnerable keep them penned up. Remember a Coopers Hawks are pretty good at getting through holes and will chase chickens into a confined space. I keep Coopers out by having a combination of adults including roosters and dogs.
     
  7. kaeKY

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    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    The netting will do fine against a Coopers Hawk. It will not be effective against raccoons that might attempt coming in over top as well.
     

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