Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by TinkleTurkey, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. TinkleTurkey

    TinkleTurkey Songster

    Apr 7, 2010
    I know I can put bird netting to keep the crows out of the little birds food

    what about emu food? I can't put bird netting over an entire half-acre area. Seems like it wouldn't be a big deal, but when dozens of them are stealing food, it really does add up! Does anyone know of an effective way to keep crows away?
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2010
  2. Dingo

    Dingo Songster

    I would imagine the emus would, they tend to be very territorial when it comes to unknown animals.
  3. steelayer

    steelayer In the Brooder

    Jul 5, 2010
    Paint ball gun might work... or if you really want them gone get a recording of a crow calling tape and some friends with shotguns put out a owl decoy and shoot as many as possible.
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger 10 Years

    Make a Emu feeder out of a 5 gallon paint bucket with lid. Cut windows in the side of the bucket so the emu can stick their heads in and get the food. For adult emu you can screw down through the bottom of the bucket into a short post to get it off the ground.
  5. Slike

    Slike Songster

    Dec 1, 2007
    Puna, Big Island, HI
    My emus chase off anything that lands on the ground within their line of sight that is larger than, say, a robin, and have since they were very small. They tend to be quite territorial, so it may not turn out to be an issue if they hang anywhere around the feeder.

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