Fighting Foes with Crows

Keeping birds off your garden with crow feathers.
by Mrs. Fonnie N. Hall
February/March 2001
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Crow feathers will keep those annoying birds from your garden.
Photo courtesy marilyn barbone/Fotolia


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About three years ago I discovered that my neighbor put crow feathers around her mobile home roof to keep the birds off, so I collected some myself and secured them to my blueberry plants with twist ties. The birds did not bother the blueberries at all. The next year I tied the feathers all around in my garden, and once again the trick worked: birds didn't touch anything, not even the green beans.

By the way, the person who sent in the suggestion in the September "Lore" about lighting your pilot light with a match held by a clothespin had a good idea, but a lit strand of spaghetti works much better.








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