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How do I keep the CROWS out of my yard?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by StephanieD, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. StephanieD

    StephanieD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 chickens and 4 chicks (8 days old) and the CROWS will not stay out of our yard. They even have the nerve to go INSIDE the coop and get a drink of water or a nibble. I am afraid they are going to try to get one of the chicks during their outings. Any ideas how to keep the crows away? GET A SCARECROW???? [​IMG]
     
  2. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    I can't help you on how to get rid of them. I can tell you that they can be helpful...for a price. They will steal eggs and chicks but they will chase hawks away too. I have far more problems with hawks taking adult birds than from crows.

    [​IMG] from a neighbor [​IMG]
     
  3. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    You DO need to watch the crows around the tiny ones, but crows are GREAT for running the hawks off.
    We feed the crows here. [​IMG]
    How's that for the worst answer to a question ever? You're asking how to get rid of them and I'm encouraging you to feed them...[​IMG]
     
  4. Buugette

    Buugette [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Cra

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    Send your crows to me... I will gladly feed them to keep them around so they keep the hawks away from my girls. I had a lot of crows last year and they worked their butts off... then winter hit, and haven't seen a one. I can't wait for them to come back. I have corn all ready for them.

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  5. cparian

    cparian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, they are great to have around to deter the hawks. I have seen them run them off before.
     
  6. StephanieD

    StephanieD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well you all have a good point about the hawks, we have many and they fly all around our house. I did not know that crows chased off hawks!!

    I spend most of the time outside with the chicks when they are out there anyways cause we have a buff rock (I think) that is the queen of the coop and she does not like this momma or her babies.

    Thanks everyone, I will just keep my eye out for them. BTW- the neighbors probably think I'm crazy cause anytime I see the crows outside I run out the door screaming "shoo shoo"!!!
     

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