Gangsta chickens take on crows

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by EggyJoe, Dec 26, 2016.

  1. EggyJoe

    EggyJoe New Egg

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    The day after Canada Geese leave for winter, the crows show up in our county. Millions of them.
    This is our first winter with chickens, and I knew the crows would be tempted by the food scraps I chuck into our yard for the chickens; so I readied the .22 rifle. Sure enough, the crows showed up today, but before I could take action, the kids were yelling "the chickens are killing a crow!"
    It was carnage, like a nature show. My sweet little girls were dragging the poor bugger around, pecking his eyes out, and basically stomping it to death, tearing out feathers. All the others took off and haven't looked back.
    Chickens are tougher than I thought. Gangstas, even.
     
  2. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member


    First, I love my crows and ravens they keep the hawks and eagles away. I have never had a chicken killed by a crow or raven..

    But I love how tough your chickens are! What breed or they? Living with Geese may have toughened up the chickens. Nothing should be forced to live with geese.


    However, I think you are ready for Guineas now. They are more gangsta than any chicken anywhere!~


    And Welcome to BYC!!!

    I hope you enjoy your time here...
     
  3. EggyJoe

    EggyJoe New Egg

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    Thank you for the welcome, duluth. I've been on here for a while, but forgot my username, so had to start over. Oh well, can't buy street cred.
    My girls are just your average Columbian Rocks, and red/black sex links, super-sweet little girls that come running for back rubs when I come out with food scraps. Had no idea there was an animal rage lurking under the surface.

    The old chicken farmer I used to work for (decades ago) had Guinea fowl that we could never catch. Fast buggers!
     
  4. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member


    You cannot catch Guineas, you have to outsmart them and grab them at night.
     
  5. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Chickens are far tougher than given credit for that's for sure. Gangsta velociraptors.

    Careful taking pop shots at game that's out of season. At least crow season is over in my state.
     
  6. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member


    We do not have a crow season that I know of. I would guess if we did it would be close to Eagle and Hawk season.
     
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

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  8. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

    That is so weird, I am always trying to figure out a way to get the crows to live around here to keep the Eagles away..


    I absolutely hate eagles. If a person would not get life in prison plus a 100 million dollar fine for shooting them, I would kill everyone I see! They took 14 birds in 10 days this past summer.
     

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