Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Yes, there are hawks in suburbia

It shouldn't be too hard to keep a small flock of backyard chickens.  So when we built our coop-area, we though mainly about protecting them from the weather and things like neighborhood cats and dogs.

There's a threat from above even here in downtown New Jersey.  Chicken Hawks (or as my son corrects me; Red-Tailed Hawks) circle above, and boy do they like chicken.  So after learning the hard way and loosing a hen, we strung up pond-netting to protect our flock.

Now I see hawks all the time - because I'm watching.  Start watching!  You'll see things you never imagined were there.

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