How to attract crows to stay?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ConchRepublic, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. ConchRepublic

    ConchRepublic Looking For My Marbles

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    I have a flock that comes and goes from our area, when they are here we have no hawk issues at all but the day they leave we usually get a couple that start eying our coops. Is there a way to get them to stay in the area, instead of moving off and coming back after a couple weeks or months like they normally do?
     
  2. Silverduck

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    We feed them, usually every morning. They are eating before we can get back in the house. I give them leftovers, bread, crackers, dog food, whatever I can find or have left over. They will eat just about anything.
     
  3. LAMchop

    LAMchop Chirping

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    I think food is the key to keeping them around, like Silverduck said. We live close to a communal roost, and every morning crows make a pit stop here because they know that's when the dishwater gets tossed out. They love to pick through it for yucky bits of food [​IMG]. If we left more food out they would probably hang around all day.
     
  4. Fowl97

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    coould you hatch some and keep them or is that illeagil idk just asking [​IMG] :p
     
  5. 12GAGirl

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    They love to eat corn! I always have crows eating my deer corn!
     
  6. Kanthaka

    Kanthaka In the Brooder

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    I feed the crows unshelled peanuts and that keeps them around.
     
  7. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    plant corn
     
  8. caspernc

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    I have a crow family that are a constant to our property. I used to love them because they don't like herons, so helped keep my koi safe. But in reading about crows, they kill chicks and eat eggs so I was trying to figure out how to keep them away. I even read about crows going into the pop door and getting eggs! What is worse crows or no crows? I know all of their calls and the brood raising calls. I will kind of miss them if they are bad. But they will murder alot of different preditors. Does this need to be a different thread?
     
  9. Tommie D

    Tommie D In the Brooder

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    Maybe try a Crow decoy, it might just work for your hawk issues.
     
  10. Liamm_1

    Liamm_1 Songster

    so I take it that crows do not bother chickens and keep the hawks at bay?
    I've wondered if the crows I see are eyeing my chickens, so no?
    Also, how can you tell the difference between crows and ravens, as I'm not sure which we have flying around here?
     

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