Hawks are usually huge threats to chickens, right? Well, not this one.
Before we figured out his non-threatening demeanor, we would rush out everyday to scare him away but he never left.
We began to have our questions. Here was this hawk that always came flying back but never even glances at our chickens. Not once. Instead he goes for the tiny English House Sparrows that have flocked our house.
We decided to name him. We now have a hawk named Chuck Norris (for his keen ability of always returning) that loves watching small wild birds. He now knows the sound of our backdoor opening and closing and flies away before we even have a chance to step outside to scare him away yet again. Plus, our own chickens are okay with him. Any other hawk? Run for shelter. Chuck Norris (who is somewhat small for a hawk)? He’s cool, we can still walk around.
Just yesterday, we noticed our chickens acting… strange. No one was panicked, but Bean and Edward were craning their necks to glance into the chicken coop. Curious, we set foot out.
We open the chicken coop door and behold: Chuck Norris had made it inside. And what was he doing? Tormenting chickens? No. He was looking for more English House Sparrows.
I theorized. Here was this hawk, who somehow got into our chicken house. The human door to the coop was always closed, and the chicken door seemed a little, well, awkward for a hawk. So I’m giggling over the thought of this hawk watching our chickens walk in and out of this small door, and the sparrows darting in and out (they like to eat our chicken’s grain). Not to mention the idea of him just walking casually into the chicken coop
Needless to say, Chuck got the crap scared out of him when we opened that door.
I believe we have a hawk that wants to be a chicken.