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Scraggly Looking Crow

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by flowergirl60, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Songster

    Feb 13, 2011
    Austin Tx
    Is there no end to chicken worries. I have this sick looking crow visiting my backyard everyday and I catch him going into the chicken coop I scare him off b/c he is always alone and looks like he has been beat up. I am thinking he may spread some disease to my birds or mites I've heard wild birds can do. I like crows b/c they chase hawks. But this one is different. What is a chicken mom to do?
     

  2. afeatherfan

    afeatherfan Songster

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    The other crows are trying to run him off.. I had one like that but he was so beet up I had to shoot him.
    I havent see him but he is probably ok. Just hungry.[​IMG]
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    Quote:Shoot it. Disinfect the ground where you shot it, bury the bird deep in the ground or burn it.
     
  4. Is there a wildlife rescue group in your area? Perhaps they would want to take him in.
     
  5. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Songster

    Feb 13, 2011
    Austin Tx
    Thanks for the replies. I can't shoot it b/c I don't own a gun and since I live right in the city with neighbors close by I would probably get reported. I'll look into the animal rescue if I can catch the darn thing.
     
  6. Help_battery_hens

    Help_battery_hens Chirping

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    leave some feed out for him far as far away from your coop as possible so he wont go near your hens but it gives him a chance at life too
     
  7. i was just wondering, might this be a baby? The baby crows are pretty big, almost as big as a regular crow, but they will look scraggly.

    The other option is to post for help from a rescue group on craigslist. There are some kind hearted folk out there that may take him on as a project, if a wildlife rescue group won't.
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2011

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