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You have a pet snake?

 

 

I don't have a pet snake, my Honey has a pet snake. He just happens to sleep on my side of the bed :idunno. that took a while to get used to, let me tell you! Buddy's a milk snake, not especially large by snake standards. But yeah, our local pet shop closed down and there's no place in town to buy feeder mice, so I started raising some for feeders. The chickens love pinkies. And the mice are actually pretty entertaining to watch, they're very social little things. 

The snake sleeps in your BED?!?!?!

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

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post #22 of 28

Mice don't last long around velociraptor chickens.

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post #23 of 28

Not IN the bed :rolleyes:. The dresser his tank sets on is on my side of the bed. When he's active I lay there and listen to him bump his nose against the lid. But we have a good relationship. I water him and grow mice for him to eat. He stays in his tank. We're both happy.

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post #24 of 28
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Not IN the bed :rolleyes:. The dresser his tank sets on is on my side of the bed. When he's active I lay there and listen to him bump his nose against the lid. But we have a good relationship. I water him and grow mice for him to eat. He stays in his tank. We're both happy.

Whew!

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #25 of 28

Try some Buckeye hens they are suppose to be better mousers than most cats.That is a win win win. Eggs meat and rodent control.

post #26 of 28
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Thanks everyone! Well it looks like I could get a snake or a special mouse eating rooster! lol
Just wanted to mention that we don't have rats here in Alberta so no worries about that happening! I also relocate them several miles away so that they are not able to return when I do so. I looked into the electronic ones but it says they die within 5 seconds...and I just can't do that to those little things. I believe that they feel the same pain as dogs other mammals and birds do etc. So can't I inflick that upon them. I have taken steps to block off all and any holes and hopefully this will help as well. Thanks so much for all the tips...sorry your dealing with someone that is so soft to deal with lol
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Could you tell me where did you buy this electric trap?
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I use Victor electric traps, they are pricey but are very well worth the investment. They electrocute mice in an instant so I believe it is a better way to control them and a more humane way to go. I throw the dead mice in the pasture so they can be eaten by vultures, keeping the food chain going....
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Could you tell me where did you buy this electric trap?
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Originally Posted by aldarita View Post

I use Victor electric traps, they are pricey but are very well worth the investment. They electrocute mice in an instant so I believe it is a better way to control them and a more humane way to go. I throw the dead mice in the pasture so they can be eaten by vultures, keeping the food chain going....


https://www.google.com/search?q=Victor+electric+traps&rlz=1C1KMZB_enUS596US600&oq=Victor+electric+traps&aqs=chrome..69i57&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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