The crows are getting braver

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by gritsar, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I encourage the crows to hang around. I've seen them in action against a golden eagle. The crows always have a lookout in the trees and since my chickens have learned how to "speak" crow, the crows provide an early warning system for the chickens.

    It used to be, back in the summer and fall, that the crows would wait until the chickens were done with their scratch before they landed and tried to find leftover tidbits. Not anymore.

    I just looked out and saw I have three new members in my flocks. Three crows, eating right along with the chickens. Oh well, an extra bit of scratch is cheap protection for my chickens. [​IMG]
     
  2. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

    I leave dry dog food out for the crows.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Chicken.Lytle :

    I leave dry dog food out for the crows.

    I've been tossing some of the scratch out on the other side of the garden/chicken yard.​
     

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