I let my girls free-range most days and yesterday before I let them out I saw a crow carrying something white, then dropped it and started eating it, but he was tipping his head back to swallow, just like birds do when they are drinking water. Made me wonder so I went to investigate and sure enough it was an egg.
Typically I enjoy having the crows hanging out in my yard because they keep the red-tail hawks away from my girls when my labradork isn't outside.
But now that the leghorn is in the habit of laying in the yard instead of the coop I'm kind of mad at the crows for stealing my breakfast!
I haven't let the girls out in a couple of days now and probably won't for a while. Question is, should I start actively keeping the crows out of the yard now that they know they can get eggs?