Thursday, March 27, 2008

when hawks attack

While I was home helping to get Salem settled into our lives and us into hers, a hawk killed one of the chickens. I looked out of my front window to see the raptor eating one of my girls at the edge of my neighbor's yard. I shot a few pictures and then ran the bird off. The other hens were already huddled inside their hawk proof pen. They stayed safely under cover for a few days and will not be outside without me keeping watch until a little later in the spring. Hopefully by then there will be plenty of other critters for hawks to eat.

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