Stealing crows

To: canberra birds <>
Subject: Stealing crows
From: David Nicholls <>
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2010 18:11:18 +1000
Yes. Until my neighbour kept her chooks in a secure enclosure, crows did take their eggs. I found one egg broken on a pathway, another unbroken in leaves in a gutter and another in my front garden, again unbroken in a pile of leaves. Whether dropped or hidden in the leaves I can't say.

I have also seen them carry off golf balls from a grassy area adjacent to the airfield in Armidale NSW.


Ian Hodgson wrote:
Has anyone heard of crows carrying off chook eggs? My neighbour has
been finding chicken eggs in her garden. Next door has chooks, which
are let out. Sometimes they lay outside, but have not been seen to
jump the fence. The neighbour has also seen a crow in her garden. Is
it possible that the crow has been moving the eggs from one garden to
the next?

Ian Hodgson Weetangera

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