Crows are awesome!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Chickassan, Aug 14, 2017.

  1. Chickassan

    Chickassan Crossing the Road

    I know, I know, sounds like I've lost my mind right? How in the heck can crows be awesome? Well let me just tell you! I went outside to investigate a very upset sounding bunch of crows just a minute ago and they were all relentlessly harassing a very large hawk in my oak tree. All my ladies and gentlemen were huddled under bushes due to the alarm calls. As soon as the hawk saw me it flew with crows giving chase.Sure I loose an egg or two to the crows but for the service they provide it's a very small price. So yeah crows are awesome!
     
  2. potato chip

    potato chip lunch-sharer

    Way to go, crows!
     
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  3. Crows are small and black right? The big ones are Ravens? Or all the same?

    I have Ravens, or big crows with nest all around us, and we have HUGE hawks of some sort flying high, I live in the forest so it would be hard for a hawk to swoop down I think, owls on the other hand... And I did see an owl swoop up a rabbit early one morning.

    Gary
     
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  4. Chickassan

    Chickassan Crossing the Road

    Crows are medium size and black, ravens are freaking huge and black. This hawk was just sitting in my tree hanging out. Not going to lie it was gorgeous but it can't hang around here unless it only agrees to eat squirrels maybe an occasional rabbit I'm getting pretty swamped with both of those.
     
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Crows are opportunists that will eat small chicks if given a chance. Heck around here they will eat anything if given a chance, baby birds and so forth. But I love having them around just to watch their antics.
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    A Raven is an impressive bird who is larger and has a larger beak.
     

  6. Thats what I thought, Ravens around here then. Do Ravens chase off hawks?

    Gary
     
  7. Bratsrt10

    Bratsrt10 Chirping

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    yes they do.
     
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  8. Chickassan

    Chickassan Crossing the Road

    I would wager they would since nothing that I know of really wants a hawk very close. These crows of mine just happen to be super territorial they raised babies in my yard and the only times I've ever chased them was to get my food bowl back. Hehe even then I threw some crusty old marshmallows at them to make them drop it, so they like it here. Never thought I'd be praising my pests, but here I am.
     
  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Yes. And they steal golf balls and shiny objects that fascinate them.
     
  10. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Crossing the Road

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    I love crows, they chase the hawks and warn about foxes. :)
     
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