Scared of a crow?

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

  1. bryan8

    bryan8 Songster

    May 21, 2009
    New york
    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!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    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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