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Chickens Have Visitor

Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:40 pm

I have 10 white leghorn and pullets and they have an admirer
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Re: Chickens Have Visitor

Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:05 pm

Smart chickens setting on the other side of the pen. Cool shot too!

Re: Chickens Have Visitor

Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:31 pm

I could certainly be wrong, but that looks to me like a Peregrine Falcon. A very rare bird.

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Re: Chickens Have Visitor

Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:47 am

I had mine outside around the back of the house.Went inside for a min and wham!!!!.A female Red Tailed got one of mine.So much for free ranging.I knew this would happen if I wasn't around them RATS!!!! Kevin nice coop!!!

Re: Chickens Have Visitor

Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:29 am

We have the red tailed around here. 5-6 years ago we rarely saw one, now they need thinned. Not sure if they're protected but don't really care when they try for my chickens. Beautiful bird though. Grump

Re: Chickens Have Visitor

Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:44 am

Yes, they're protected by Federal law.

Re: Chickens Have Visitor

Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:15 pm

Are they still protected when thy are dumb enough to fly into a picture window? Or into a double entry under construction when the sofit is still under construction? Or dumb enough to fly into and get caught in the garden fence? Maybe that is improving the Gene Pool of those remaining. i like to see them around to keep the rodents under control. Kind of disappointing to watch so many commit suicide though
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