Thinking about it, I've lost more chix/ducklings to crows than hawks...they will swoop down, grab a duckling, carry it up about 60ft & drop it on a rock, then eat it. :-x..When my daughter was about 8 she saw this & got busy making a slingshot out of sticks, rubber bands & hay twine..she was able to knock a few in flight & whacked em with other stix or laughed as they bonked into trees...kept her busy for days! Great problem solving, math, fine motor & critical thinking skills! :evil: That's my girl!!