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Crows eating eggs

Hi folks,

Having a big problem the last few weeks with rooks and grey crows eating eggs in the shed, whatís the best way of stopping this? Thanks

Fintan96
Wednesday, July 3rd, 2024

https://www.maceoinltd.com/poultry-equipment/nestboxes/roll-...

^^^ Just a suggestion, Fintan.


Proofing out crows, while allowing chickens access? Good luck with that! As Sun Tzu is credited with having said; " Bloody crows! "

Never, personally, observed a Rook touching an egg. Only seen them walk about, ignoring eggs, as they ate their layer pellets I put out for them.

Ratcatcher
Wednesday, July 3rd, 2024

Now they know what's there you will find it hard to stop them. Before they find the eggs, strips of damp proof membrane over the entrance can work. As ratcatcher suggests rollaway nest boxes could be your answer.

Glyn
Wednesday, July 3rd, 2024

Thanks folks, I think Iíll give the roll away nest boxes a go, might be a good solution, itís the grey crows Iíve seen them go into the shed and come out with broken eggs

Fintan96
Thursday, July 4th, 2024

Fintan; As we're dealing with a bird whose reasoning capacity gives my own a run for its money? I'd strongly suggest gaffer taping over those Transparent 'Viewing Flaps' there.

No quarter. LOL.

Ratcatcher
Thursday, July 4th, 2024


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