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frustratedearthmother

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This is Texas, we grow 'em big around here! We have great horned owls a plenty here. We can see them at night sitting in a tree. Okay "see them" really means if there's a full moon or back lighting we can see the silhouette against the sky when the trees lose their leaves. I also hit one about a month ago coming home from my sons house. Nearly broke my heart but he jumped off of a fence post and flew right into me. :( They're big! And bantams are teeny tiny birds and as best I recall they weren't full-grown. I had gone to the bathroom one night and looked out the window to see the little bantams perched on the fence under a security light. Saw that bugger swoop down, snatch up one of those chickens and fly off. It never made a sound and neither did the chicken....weird! Wish I'da had a game camera trained on the fence - but that was in the days before game cams.
 

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We lost our only broody chicken to an aerial predator (I think it was an owl because it happened in the night- she had decided she didn't want to be in the coop at night and we couldn't change her mind)
 

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