A Red Tailed Hawk tore her head off before I could chase him off. I told my husband if any critter was going to eat one of our chickens it would be Blonde. She is so dumb, she will walk up to our dog and eat it’s food. She doesn’t pay attention to what’s going on around her. Well I was right, sad to say that. I planted her headless body under one of my raspberry bushes. She will make great fertilizer. She was such a nice hen, too nice though and too trusting. A lesson to be learned here. Check the sky and the trees when you are out and about, you never know when a hawk is gonna swoop down and tear your head off!
Now I have to keep the rest of our hens in a closed pen, the hawk has had a taste of blood and will be hanging around for several days, even for the rest of the year. Probably has a nest somewhere near by. I save so much money letting my chickens free range and they are so much healthier too. I’ll be putting up a large net fence after the winter is over. It’s easy to move and hawks hate it. They can’t swoop in, they get tangled in the netting and it’s really easy to move for fresh grazing.