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    Hawk attack!

    We have many predators in our area including fox, coyote, racoons, and even the occasional bear.  But we have never had any issues with them interacting with our chickens until 2 days ago. The attack: Last Saturday was my sons 6th birthday party and as the festivities died down it happened.  A red-tailed hawk attacked our chickens.  My husband and sister-in-law were standing 5 feet from where the attack took place.  They scared the hawk away and they both started picking up chickens and running back to the coop.  I ran outside and grabbed two chickens that had taken shelter near the back door.  As I ran through the yard…