Gardening for Wildlife forum: attracting crows

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Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
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Jai_Ganesha
Jan 6, 2017 2:51 AM CST
What do you all do in order to attract crows? I have two who come to my yard in order to eat peanuts, corn, and dog biscuits but it took them 7 months before they were friendly enough.

When I open the door they fly away very quickly whereas the much smaller nuthatches, bluejays, and titmice stick around (my door is about 50 feet from the bird feeder).
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Name: UrbanWild
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Kentucky - borderline of 6a & 6b
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UrbanWild
Jan 25, 2017 12:24 AM CST
I wish I knew. I have water baths (ground & hanging), 6 feeders of different types & foods, suet feeders, & scatter food on ground as well. We don't see many but several times a week they fly over. I just spent several days patching holes in the fences to deter feral house cats.
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Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
Om shanti om.
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Jai_Ganesha
Jan 25, 2017 1:19 AM CST
Just recently I have found that putting down big chunks of dog food (between dime-sized and nickel-sized) attracts the two that I have more frequently.

Smaller pieces get taken by blue jays and bigger pieces get ignored or taken by squirrels.

I don't know how their eyesight is so sharp that they can see dog food on the ground from 200 feet up...but they do. lol
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Feb 16, 2017 5:22 PM CST
Crows show up here by the dozen, I dislike them immensely, they can eat a suet cake in 10 minutes, clean out the feeders, eat the baby birds in the summer, they are noisy. Yes I know they are smart, still don't want them in my gardens. Thumbs down
Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
Om shanti om.
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Jai_Ganesha
Feb 16, 2017 9:17 PM CST
mcash70 said:Crows show up here by the dozen, I dislike them immensely, they can eat a suet cake in 10 minutes, clean out the feeders, eat the baby birds in the summer, they are noisy. Yes I know they are smart, still don't want them in my gardens. Thumbs down


Just remember that they don't really want you in their Canada. Sticking tongue out
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