Note To Self about Cranes :

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by chickenzoo, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    ...................... Do not try to grow pond plants and duck weed in a water trough when you have free ranging cranes. [​IMG]

    I forgot about my wintering pond plants until I caught one of the cranes standing in the middle of the trough, helping itself. [​IMG] ............................ Sorry no pics this time. [​IMG]
    I dragged out a large kiddy pool for them and saw one laying down in it. I didn't know cranes layed in water... only walked about in it????????? Perhaps they've been around the swans too long... [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2011
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I am now moving my pond plants far away from the greedy Cranes. [​IMG]
  3. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

  4. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

    Dec 15, 2009
    Penn Valley, CA
    Helping themselves to a delicious treat, now? [​IMG]
  5. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    oh no..I would not have guesses... oh you live and you learn. [​IMG]
  6. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    They have now gone and dug through everything in the burn pile, pulled it out, went running around the yard with it, drop it and do a dance around it...... [​IMG] They steal empty dog food bags and flap them, then pounce on them and try to use it as a trampoline. When i fall asleep on the couch, I will hear someone knocking at the sliding glass door... i get up and there are 2 cranes looking at me, then they run off leaping and bouncing like to juvenile delinquents. They have now found it fun to try and pick up a broom handle and try and balance on it as it flops on the edge of the concrete step and also to peck at the rocking chairs to get them moving. Silly silly birds they are............ [​IMG]

    Last edited: Mar 20, 2011
  7. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Songster

    Jan 1, 2009
    [​IMG] Beautiful
  8. Diamond Wire Farms

    Diamond Wire Farms Songster

    Jan 19, 2011
    Placerville, CA
    Guard your car keys and wallet!
  9. Wensleydale Farms

    Wensleydale Farms In the Brooder

    Feb 21, 2011
    Cascade, WI
    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] This makes me want some Cranes!!
  10. Dr. Todd

    Dr. Todd Songster

    Nov 9, 2010
    As a fellow crane keeper I can tell you that those friendly and curious juvenile cranes are more than likely going to become a pair of fire-breathing monsters come adulthood and the breeding season. Please be careful with them, they may be goofy as juveniles but as adults they can be downright dangerous to people, especially kids.


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