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“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Beware......Hawks!


Well, just want to send a warning to everyone.....the hawks are migrating and are particularly dangerous this time of year. And yes, I write this warning because....Egghead has disappeared. I haven't seen the hawk yet, but I am pretty sure that Egghead met his demise while giving the girls a chance to get to cover. Yesterday afternoon, the hens were all in there coop and Egghead was gone. It is very unusual for the girls to go back to their house on their own as they savor every moment of freedom that they can. However, there they were on the farthest roost from the door all huddled together. Egghead has never left his girls alone, ever. He is an awesome rooster. I am pretty sure a hawk got him and all of nature seems nervous this morning. I have been out looking and will continue looking for the rest of the day for signs of a hawk. Even the rabbits are quiet and pensive. My husband thinks that it happened right behind the goat barn (where the rabbits are located)because he saw chickens running out of there like mad yesterday afternoon and didn't think anything about it. So keep an eye on your chickens and pay attention to the song birds.

4 comments:

Melanie said...

we just had a hawk incident today. our rooster jethro ran over and spread his wings around our hens while my husband chased after the hawk with a bb gun. sorry for the loss of your rooster.

Melanie said...

where do you live? we are in hartford, alabama. just wondering if you were close because your place sounds like just what we want and we would love to see it in action.

Kat said...

Melanie, be careful about chasing a raptor with any type of gun even a BB gun. Most raptors are protected and there are serious fines and possible jail time if you injure or kill one. I would hate for anyone to have the feds knocking on their door simply for trying to protect their chickens. Blessings!

Kat said...

Melanie, email me at Whisperwindfarm@gmail.com Thank, Kat