Scared of a crow?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bryan8, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. bryan8

    bryan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well my girls don't free range if I'm not out with them, and today I was in the yard with them and way off in th distance I heard a crow make some noise, the chickens freaked out and booked it full speed to the coop.

    Why did they do this and is this a good thing
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    95% of the time my chooks ignore the crows. In fact, yesterday I saw them foraging in the same pasture with the crows.
    However, if the crows are making a certain noise - I haven't figured out the difference in crow noises, but apparently my chickens have - the chickens run for cover.
    I've seen this happen a few times and each time it does the crows are chasing a bird of prey, usually one of the golden eagles we have around here.
    So, I'd say your chickens know what they are doing and that's a good thing! [​IMG]
     

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