crows stealing eggs

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by okie74447, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. okie74447

    okie74447 Out Of The Brooder

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    does anyone have any advice on how to keep crows from stealing my eggs.besides covering the top of the pen.my chickens house is attached to the pen the crows will walk right in to the little chicken door and steal the eggs.it has become a race to see who gets to the eggs first me or the crows.
     
  2. WillieBoy

    WillieBoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow...funny how things are diffrent in in places...The crows by me never go near my coop.They don't touch the eggs or feed.I don't know how you'd stop them from stealing eggs, other than shoot at them..They are rather crafty critters...not dumb...
    I encourage crows to hang around as a hawk defense, even feeding them scrape food.Would a big Roo do the job...? Good luck finding a solution..
     
  3. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We feed our crows so they never go near our coops or into our runs. That's pretty ballsy that they'll go right into your coops to take eggs.

    Laurie
     
  4. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Good lord! I thought that I'd read every kind of problem that could fall on us, and now this. okie74447, maybe for a few days, you could ... No, that wouldn't work. I started to say you could close up the coop, put the food and water outside during the day... but how would the hens get into the coop to lay.
    Don't know what to tell you other than GOOD LUCK! Bye
     
  5. okie74447

    okie74447 Out Of The Brooder

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    crows in there again today but i caught him he droped the egg.and ran in to a wall wish i had a video camera on that.it was funny i did'nt get to kill him cause it was tooooooo funny
     
  6. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Catch him the next time, teach him to talk, and sell him to a circus.
     
  7. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could put in a roll away nest box. Most people use them when they're having problems with hens eating the eggs, but it should keep the crows out of them too. I kind of like the crows. They can be pests with eggs and will kill chicks if they get the chance, but my resident flock give warning when eagles or hawks are in the area and then they mob the predator bird and harrass it until it flies away.
     
  8. moondog425

    moondog425 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do they carry them, are they Banty eggs:confused:
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  9. Tdub4chiks

    Tdub4chiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Scare-CROW. Not sure if they really work, but it's worth a try...lol
     
  10. DillardHome

    DillardHome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:oh my gosh...seriously that is a good idea. Try it OKIE74447, and please let us know how it works! [​IMG]
    I read alot of these posts on BYC and I haven't come across an egg stealing Crow before. Maybe that's where some of my duck eggs are going?? [​IMG] I would have never thought that.
     

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