would not have believed it if I didn't see it!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RL, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. RL

    RL Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2009
    Oak Point, TX
    I got home from work and was out checking on the chickens. Tweety my banty Cochin hen was out in the yard with her 3 chicks eating some oatmeal I had laid out for them. I was just standing there watching them and the other chickens when Tweety suddenly stands as tall as she can and lets out this blood curdling scream and the babies dive for cover. She then puffs up spreads her wings and runs as fast as she can towards the coop, which is about 60 feet away, screaming all the way. I stand there looking around trying to see what scared her and then I see it, there was a hawk on the ground right in front of the coop. Tweety was tearing up the yard going after the hawk.

    The hawk jumped back and then flew around the right side of the coop. Tweety darted around the left side of the coop. I lost sight of both as they went behind the coop. I then see the hawk fly off and Tweety coming around the right side of the coop heading back to her chicks.

    I could not believe this small ball of feathers that is maybe a pound and a half on a good day would attack a hawk and just flat out scare the crap out of it. I wish I had the camcorder, it was unbelievable.
  2. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    Good Tweety; get that baby some treats!
  3. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    Don't Mess With The Momma!! Love it, what a good girl. [​IMG]
  4. TheMainException

    TheMainException Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2010
    Lebanon, PA
    Wholly crap, it's true! Don't mess with a momma! Bear nor hen...being a mother turns a creature into a beast in seconds flat.
  5. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2010
    Forest Grove, OR
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Wowza! I think that's so wonderful and scary at the same time! Give that girl some raisins!
  7. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Great post and...

    "Way to go tweety"

  8. Cavendish Chickens

    Cavendish Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2010
    Summit County, Ohio
    I'm glad that she herself didn't get hurt! That's amazing! And that WOULD have been a great thing to record had you had your camera.
  9. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

    Aug 20, 2010
    Go get 'em, Tweety! [​IMG]
  10. exoticduckluvr

    exoticduckluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2010
    so happy it didn't get Tweety or any of your chickens

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