chickens attacking a crow

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by packman65, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. packman65

    packman65 New Egg

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    Hi i am new here and i have a query i was awoken this morning by crows circling above the hose making an awful racket so i looked out of my window to see my four chickens attacking a crow is this normal ??
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Generally crows are too smart and aggressive to allow chickens to attack them. Perhaps the crow was sick? If this were to happen here, I would suspect West Nile virus.
     
  3. packman65

    packman65 New Egg

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    i did save the crow from what looked like might be certain death and when i released it it flew away as far as i know there are no such viruses here in Ireland
    could they have been just over protective of there run??
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    May have been just a dumb crow that made a bad mistake. Chickens do tend to protect their 'territory'.
     
  5. packman65

    packman65 New Egg

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    Ty had them for 2 years now and never saw them do it so was just curious
     
  6. Rocky64

    Rocky64 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chickens should be grateful to crows, as crows chase and harass hawks and owls( if it's out in the day, or the crows find it's roost).
     

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