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Hey everyone!  Any suggestions/recommendations on the best crow deterrents?  Those pesky, black birds have taken to stealing all of my chicken's feed as well as stealing all my darn eggs!

 

Thanks in advance!


LOL...  Crows or Ravens....    Both are smart problem solvers...  Bout the only way is to make it so they cant get to the eggs. or feed.

 

Crows are smaller than Ravens   and have a squared off tail...  Ravens have a rounded tail.

 

http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/crows/tips/solving_problems_crows.html

 


Crows also fly in flocks of thirty or more....  all Family members....  Ravens fly in smaller family flocks...  five or six....

 

birds in the Corvid Family are a particular fascination for me.   Crows Ravens magpies Jays.....  there are about 120 different species in the family

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corvidae

 

but Crows and Ravens have documented intelligent levels similar to apes.

 

http://www.cracked.com/article_19042_6-terrifying-ways-crows-are-way-smarter-than-you-think.html

 

I personally have had a crow Take off the ground just as I came away from a stop sign....  He was carrying something and kept looking back at my car...  then he dropped it and swerved off.   I looked in the rear vew mirror and he was back on the ground eating what could only be a Nut.

 

 

sorry about the documentation set....  but follow some of the steps by the humane society...  Once deterred they will move on.

deb

Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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Thanks for the info Deb!  I don't hate the birds, I just hate that they are stealing my chickens food and my breakfast!  LOL  The husband put up a scare crow but it only lasted about a week before they got wise.  He now has a few old cd's hanging around the coop.  I just need a few deterrents that I can alternate around to keep them guessing.  As for if they are crows or ravens, hard to say for sure.  I'm not at home right now so I can't take a minute to examine their shape.  But it's one of them! 

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Thanks for the info Deb!  I don't hate the birds, I just hate that they are stealing my chickens food and my breakfast!  LOL  The husband put up a scare crow but it only lasted about a week before they got wise.  He now has a few old cd's hanging around the coop.  I just need a few deterrents that I can alternate around to keep them guessing.  As for if they are crows or ravens, hard to say for sure.  I'm not at home right now so I can't take a minute to examine their shape.  But it's one of them! 


LOL  I know....  doesnt matter....  they are messin with your chickens...   A treadle feeder may help I dont know how heavy crows and ravens are.   I do know they will go right in through a pop door for Vittles.   Another thought is doing a roll out nest... 

 

deb

Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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LOL  I know....  doesnt matter....  they are messin with your chickens...   A treadle feeder may help I dont know how heavy crows and ravens are.   I do know they will go right in through a pop door for Vittles.   Another thought is doing a roll out nest... 

 

deb

 

I made one of these last year.  Do you think the crows would risk sticking their heads into a tube to steal feed? LOL

 

https://blog.mypetchicken.com/2015/10/05/diy-no-waste-feeder/

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LOL  I know....  doesnt matter....  they are messin with your chickens...   A treadle feeder may help I dont know how heavy crows and ravens are.   I do know they will go right in through a pop door for Vittles.   Another thought is doing a roll out nest... 

 

deb

 

I made one of these last year.  Do you think the crows would risk sticking their heads into a tube to steal feed? LOL

 

https://blog.mypetchicken.com/2015/10/05/diy-no-waste-feeder/


worth a try.... :pop

Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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