Hooray for Crows!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by smallhen, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. smallhen

    smallhen Out Of The Brooder

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    My husband and I just witnessed our local crows defending our chickens (well not directly). A large red-shoulder hawk was perched in the top of a tree only about 75 yards from our chicken coop. A lone crow was harassing the hawk, cawing and swooping around the hawk. The hawk didn't move. However, in just a few seconds, 2 more crows showed up and the hawk bolted. :) After a victory lap around our yard, the crows took their leave. Thanks crows!!
     
  2. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    I LOVE crows. I have a fairly large flock, (7-8) That keeps me pretty hawk free. Unfortunately, Bald Eagles are bothered by them...fortunately, Bald Eagles aren't too high on the predator list.
     

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