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Killing My Chickens

We live in south Alabama and have a hawk preying on our chickens. It has already taken at least 70 of my chickens. It also seems to even try to get into their pen and take them in the evening. Can you please tell me what type of a hawk it may be and possibly how to get rid of it?

Birding Expert - George H. Harrison

My guess is that it is a Cooper's hawk, which used to be called the "chicken hawk." It is protected by both state and federal laws, so you cannot kill it. I would suggest that you call your state game warden or game department and ask for help.

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