Not so stupid crows

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by columbiacritter, May 21, 2011.

  1. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My egg production dropped drastically over the last couple days for both chickens and ducks. I was suspicious of a critter but was finding absolutely no sign of the eggs being eaten. This morning I watched a crow fly into the run, walk into the coop come out with an egg and fly away. I spent an hour replacing the netting over the run so they can't get inside anymore.
     
  2. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tomorrow the crow will come with scissors. [​IMG]
     
  3. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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  4. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yikes! My prime suspect would have been a snake, but you saw it happen...

    I doubt many with firsthand knowledge of crows would doubt their intelligence
     
  5. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Crows are very intelligent birds. My Dad battled crows for the garden goodies. They knew the difference between a 22 rifle barrel and a stick poked out the door. He was so proud when he finally shot one. He hung it on a pole in the garden and had no more crows long after it rotted away. Watch that your crows do not figure out a way to get in again.
     
  6. WillieBoy

    WillieBoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crows are actually pretty smart and absolutely oppurtunist.The will take baby chicks and eggs as you know.I haven't had a problem with them to date, and encourage them to hang around my property.They are a very good hawk deterent, and i have redtails that fly by eyeballin my hens.So far for me crows are a good thing.Many don't like or want crows arounds..Good luck.....
     

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