How to attract crows to stay?

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

  1. ConchRepublic

    ConchRepublic Looking For My Marbles

    Jan 22, 2010
    Dunnellon, Fl
    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

    Silverduck Songster

    Oct 26, 2007
    Walker County, Alabama
    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

    Nov 24, 2009
    SW VA
    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

    Fowl97 Songster

    Aug 17, 2009
    coould you hatch some and keep them or is that illeagil idk just asking [​IMG] :p
  5. 12GAGirl

    12GAGirl Songster

    Feb 2, 2010
    They love to eat corn! I always have crows eating my deer corn!
  6. Kanthaka

    Kanthaka In the Brooder

    Jun 22, 2009
    I feed the crows unshelled peanuts and that keeps them around.
  7. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    plant corn
  8. caspernc

    caspernc Songster

    Oct 15, 2010
    Z town NC
    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

    Oct 25, 2010
    Wichita KS
    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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