Had a hawk attack a couple weeks ago but all it did was scare the crud out of my big girls sending them scurrying into the coop. Yesterday discovered I was missing one of my 2 month old silkies. (They've only been allowed to roam for about a week.) Went looking around the run and found a small scattered pile of feathers. Looks like the hawk got it. No blood or body parts left behind that would indicate another predator. So what I want to know is will a silkie roo be big/strong/tough enough to fight off a full grown red tailed hawk? I really don't want more than one rooster as DH is finally ok with the idea of having one to protect the girls and banties are usually quieter. I love my little buff silkie roo but he's only 2 months old as well. It's possible for me to get an EE roo (also 2 months old) from a friend of mine. I actually had this roo with my chicks for quite a while as my friend and I split an order and she didn't take her chicks for a few weeks but of course she took them to her house right before the hawk attack that convinced DH we might need one. She already has two roos so really didn't need another one (he was supposed to be a girl) and he's very pretty but not sure DH will be okay with two boys unless I can convince him the silkie won't be able to effectively protect the flock by himself. I'll definitely have enough hens for two boys but I don't want the crowing to get out of hand (if that's possible).