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post #101 of 111
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Hi there potato chip, it is a bluey/grey colour.

 

Yeah, if you saw the pics in the Aussie thread, I have/had a problem with the wind also, totally destroyed our gazebo canopy but we have a newer, stronger one now.  The old one did well though, it was up there for 3-4 years and had hail damage so it really could not handle the wind any longer.

 

Anyways, the umbrella is anchored in a concrete block which I can hardly lift, so the most it can do is turn itself outwards.

 

I honestly do not believe the reason there is no Crows is the umbrella, as I mentioned, I have not heard them for days and they have been a constant background noise for many months and off and on for years.

 

I am thinking that someone has may be disposed of them which is highly illegal and as much as I complain about them, not something I would remotely consider doing.  I want to deter them, not kill them :( 


Edited by Teila - 1/21/16 at 6:13pm

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'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

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post #102 of 111
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False alarm .. the murder has not been murdered; they are back cawing; must have just been on a mini vacation ;)

Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

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Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

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post #103 of 111
You are so lucky to have so much crow medicine! You can teach them all kinds of tricks for more entertainment. They have many gifts to offer you.
post #104 of 111
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So, I thought it was time I updated this thread.

 

I am pleased to say that while the Crows are still in residence in the neighbourhood, they no longer trespass into our garden; they fly over and around and sit in neighbouring trees but do not land in our garden.  We have been Crow free for 9 months now.

 

To be honest I do not know if it was the crazy lady with the broom etc, the umbrella [which was only there for a couple of days] or the beating up by a territorial Bantam Langshan but whatever it was, they have now worked out that they are not welcome here ;) :clap

Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

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Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

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post #105 of 111

Ha! Your persistence paid off!

 

I still think crows are interesting, but they do sound like they can be pretty annoying when they hang out in your garden.

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CHICKENS: to name just a few Cochin, Orpington,  OEG, Russian Orloff, Brahma.  Also have geese and cats
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post #106 of 111

Did you send them to my place, Teila?  I feel like I'm living in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds.....  "My" crows have no reticence in where they go.  They are as bold as brass. 

 

I also got the attention of some pink and grey galahs who came here and ate the roof off my bunny houses.  :(

post #107 of 111
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Not intentionally potato chip ;)

 

You so very much have my sympathies; if your murder is anything like ours, they can be a pain in the proverbial :rant

 

All I can say is do not give up!  Persist at making them think twice about your place being somewhere good to hang out; you do not want them getting comfortable. 

 

Obviously, by this thread, it took me a long time but it definitely was worth it.

 

I think one key point is to ensure that they do not roost in your trees overnight because that definitely feels like home to them.  I had great success at convincing them to move on at night time using my elongated crow moveronner ;) 


Edited by Teila - 11/19/16 at 4:52pm

Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

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Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

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post #108 of 111
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I think one key point is to ensure that they do not roost in your trees overnight because that definitely feels like home to them. 

Well, they actually live in a tree over the back at a neighbour's.  They had babies.  The babies are now pretty much grown up, and they are still living locally and coming to my place.  I thought they'd move on when I moved my big girls into their new house with covered run, but they still come looking.....

post #109 of 111
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Well, they actually live in a tree over the back at a neighbour's.  They had babies.  The babies are now pretty much grown up, and they are still living locally and coming to my place.  I thought they'd move on when I moved my big girls into their new house with covered run, but they still come looking.....

Maybe you could get an extra long extendable crow moveronner to shove them out of the neighbors tree tongue.png
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Kelsey. Massachusetts. Have a 4 year old Black Lab/Great Pyrenees mix named Gator, a 6 year old kitty named Luna, and 8 hens hatched October 26th, 2015. 1 Barred Rock, 2 Black Australorps, 3 Buff Orpingtons, and 2 Easter Eggers on about 3 acres. 5 more chicks coming this October
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Maybe you could get an extra long extendable crow moveronner to shove them out of the neighbors tree tongue.png

hahahha.  I've got my dog, she barks at them when they come here, but they just sit up there laughing at her.  

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