My home has become 'Crow Central' Why?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Teila, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Update .. they have gone!! [​IMG]

    Crow Central is now Human Party Central!!

    We have been Crow-less for 3 days now .. well, not totally Crow-less but back to manageable 2-4 which have always been here.

    I believe it was definitely something in the lawn and that rain we had fixed that right up! Either that, or hubby's CD/Crow Disco Ball did the trick or, the sacrificial grubs I tossed onto the driveway as a peace offering lifted the curse.

    Whatever the reason, I am so happy they have gone .. peace and quiet reigns [​IMG]

    Thank you all for the support, thoughts and of course, the laughs .. hopefully this thread is closed for good [​IMG]
  2. GuineaFowling

    GuineaFowling Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 3, 2013
    Central California
    Good to here that. I know someone who lives in Brisbane and they get kangaroos in there yard. Imagine that! Good luck with your flock!
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  3. tridentk9

    tridentk9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2014
    Woo Hoo no more masks just to step outside :D
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  4. BobDBirdDog

    BobDBirdDog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2014
    Never More!!!!!!![​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2014
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    OK, I know I said this thread was closed as the Crows have gone ... well, while they have not come back, there are still a few more hanging around than usual but not so bad that I cannot think or hear properly and they are staying off the lawn, just hanging around in trees.

    Anyways, the reason I am posting again ... I learnt something new about Crows today .. they can mimic chickens! Yep, I heard an unfamiliar 'I just laid an egg song'; didn't sound like the only layer I have at present and she had already laid her egg for the day. As I have been waiting for a couple of my youngsters to lay their first egg, I raced out to see who it could have been .. it was a Crow! It was sitting in the back tree, singing like a chicken!!

    If that was a trap/test .. I just walked straight into it! lol
  6. tridentk9

    tridentk9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2014

    Did you check for crow eggs?
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Lolz tridentk9, it was pretty funny, I believe the look of horror on my face would have been priceless!!

    These Crows are seriously messing with my head!

    I raced back in and did an internet search, not so much to check if Crows were mimics, but more to put my mind at ease that I was not, in fact, going crazy!

    Good ole' Google confirmed that Crows are mimics.

    We are in a 'No Rooster' zone; it would be just my luck that some Crow that had learnt to crow, will come visit and get me in trouble! [​IMG]

    I can imagine the conversation now .. "But I do not have a rooster, it was a Crow"! [​IMG]
  8. tridentk9

    tridentk9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2014
    ROFL- but we heard a rooster. It was a black one. Plus she lets her chickens loose. They're flying around all over the neighborhood;)
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  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Howdy, I am reviving this thread as I need Help!

    When I started this back in July 2014 it was because I had a heap of Crows hanging around and I was concerned about them and my little banties and chicks.

    It was suggested “Your girls will get used to them soon enough” and they did .. the Crows do not seem to bother them at all. Me, on the other hand, they are driving me insane!

    OK, I do not have the numbers now that I had back then but there is one pair who have moved into my front tree and occasionally friends of theirs drop by for a visit.

    I know Crows deter Hawks but Hawks are not really a problem here.

    I was talking to my neighbour about them the other day and she says it could be her fault because she feeds the wild parrots bread and honey every afternoon and this pair of Crows are always there and steal some.

    Well, that explains, the large chunks of bread I keep finding floating in my fish ponds!

    Anyways, these Crows do not shut up! I work from home, I am on the phone to clients and they are constantly asking “what is that noise?” … that noise is the Crows!

    Just now I had one sitting right at my front door … taking to his mate at my front window but through the house … my ears are still ringing!

    They sit outside the bedroom window at the crack of dawn and make enough noise to wake the whole house.

    The section of my driveway which is under the tree they like to sleep in is white with Crow poop.

    They have taken to stealing stuff from under our gazebo … I keep finding stuff which should be sitting on a shelf dropped all over the garden. They are constantly stealing our BBQ cleaner. They knock over the oil bottles next to the BBQ and are frequently standing either on the BBQ or the table under the gazebo.

    I put watermelon out for the girls on the weekend and spent the majority of the day trying to keep the Crows off it.

    I rescued a juvenile Turtle Dove from a Crow that was trying to eat it alive!

    I mean these Crows no harm but I need something to deter them??

    Earlier posts in this thread mention that they remember faces and I am definitely on their hit list now because I chase them with the broom, shoot at them with the water pistol, run around waving my arms etc!

    No matter what I do, they just look at me and teasingly hop just out of reach!

    They do not have access to the chicken feed because the run is covered so I do not believe it is the chickens attracting them but if I were to call someone to maybe help me, the first thing they will probably do is blame the chickens. "Want to get rid of the Crows? Get rid of the chickens!"
  10. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Speak of the Devil!!

    I took this from my bedroom window just minutes after my last post .............................


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