Crows chasing a BIG HAWK

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by DonnaBelle, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. DonnaBelle

    DonnaBelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just walked out to the front porch to look at the chickens in their pasture. Over the hen house was a huge hawk flying through the air with a crow on each side. They were running him out of town!!!!

    I have been feeding the crows some spaghetti, corn, crackers, etc. for some time now. They are paying me back.

    We have a lot of field mice here, which they may be feeding on also.

    Anyway, I was estatic to see them chasing that hawk!!!!!

    I have 50 7 week old chicks who are in a covered run, but my 3 grown RIR hens and their rooster are in an open range pen. My rooster is a gem, he watchs the skies as the girls scratch. He rounds them up and sends them into the hen house several times during the day, I think he can sense danger.

    Just wanted to share the happy event of the day!!!

    DonnaBelle
     
  2. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's good!

    Crows have started appearing in our backyard. But hubby says they aren't messing with the hawks.
     
  3. DDRanch

    DDRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2008
    California
    I was thrilled a few months ago when I saw that a pair of crows was builiding a nest near my coop and free-range pasture. I lost one of my hens to a hawk last December and have had to curtail the free range time unless they are supervised. Now, I have 2 built in babysitters, thank you Mr. and Mrs. Crow.

    They run of all hawks (particularily the red tails which are abundant) in and around their nest area, which covers quite a bit of territory. I love them !!!!! and they have never bothered the grown hens. Wish I had more around.
    Lucky us !!!
     

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