Need a big mean rooster breed to fight ravens

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by bryan99705, May 17, 2011.

  1. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have problems with ravens killing our "teen" chicks, geese, & turkeys. I've already broken up fights between the rooster and a raven, lucky for the rooster cause he keeps loosing. The ravens here are huge and very smart so what I need is a breed of rooster that is big enough to hold it's own and is fast enough to cover the 1/2 acre range area.
     
  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Quote:Could you show a video of this? Seems extreme as unless your chickens are bantams your rooster should have a marked weight advantage. I have seen American crows do to mourning doves as you describe. Are the ravens by any change teaming up?
     
  3. Diamond Wire Farms

    Diamond Wire Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ravens are huge and very smart. The only 100% cure is to keep your babies under cover.

    The adult geese aren't enough to scare them off?

    What state do you live in? You should be able to get a permit to do away with the Raven if it is a re-occuring problem.
     
  4. LAseramas KP

    LAseramas KP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    get a shamos best breed and kick butt for sure
     
  5. idajack

    idajack Out Of The Brooder

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    how about guinea hens as guardians?
     
  6. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry, no video. The most recent fight has been The Rooster and The Goose vs The Raven (kinda sounds like WWF). It seems it should have been one sided but I had to show up before the raven broke off and flew away. The rooster is about a year old leghorn and the hens are RIR. I did find out the raven chicks have recently hatched and this accounts for the rash of attacks. As for size, the ravens in Interior Alaska out size a big seagull or crow by about 1/3 or so.

    Quote:Could you show a video of this? Seems extreme as unless your chickens are bantams your rooster should have a marked weight advantage. I have seen American crows do to mourning doves as you describe. Are the ravens by any change teaming up?
     
  7. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know guinea are fast and great watch animals but I never knew them to tangle in a fight. Even with snakes, they simply run it down and peck it to death

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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Seems you need a Livestock guardian dog- FAST!! Sorry, that is all I could think of since you can't shoot or drop off the babies on someone's doorstep.
     
  9. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    Quote:Could you show a video of this? Seems extreme as unless your chickens are bantams your rooster should have a marked weight advantage. I have seen American crows do to mourning doves as you describe. Are the ravens by any change teaming up?

    Oh man, have you ever seen a raven? They're wayyyy huger than crows. I saw one a few months ago for the first time and I couldn't even believe it's size. It was bigger than a hawk!
     
  10. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Quote:Could you show a video of this? Seems extreme as unless your chickens are bantams your rooster should have a marked weight advantage. I have seen American crows do to mourning doves as you describe. Are the ravens by any change teaming up?

    Oh man, have you ever seen a raven? They're wayyyy huger than crows. I saw one a few months ago for the first time and I couldn't even believe it's size. It was bigger than a hawk!

    I am familiar with the multiple (sub)species of ravens in North America. Both approximate a red-tailed hawk in size. Ravens and crows both ill equiped for taking on a adult large ground fowl on the ground. I am therefore inclined to doubt original observation as reported if actual contact between combatants involved.
     
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