Backyard Chickens / Urban Chickens

A hawk attacked my chickens in their pen the other day.  It dove through the netting, but after killing one, couldn't find it's way out again.  Here is the video we got of it after I caught it.

 
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The backyard chicken website  
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=4956983#p4956983  has announced the winners of it's chicken coop contest.  Here are photos of the two:
 
 
It seems that more and more city dwellers and people living in suburban neighborhoods are learning the joy of keeping chickens.  And it's not just for the fresh eggs; chickens make very good pets, and can be both affectionate and highly entertaining.  This website has all sorts of great information, including laws and ordinances,  for those interested in keeping a couple of hens in the city.
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