rodent control

  1. A

    What will kill mice and not chickens?

    It’s fall here, the weather is cool and leaves drop and the mice invade. I’ve already trapped one mouse and heard another last night. What can I do to get rid of them? The farmers have just been harvesting and we always get a few... but that needs to stop! Mouse poison can hurt my outdoor...
  2. Mother of Chooks

    The Rats Are Back

    Welp, with the beginning of spring the rats are trying to move back into my chicken coop once again as they do every year. Normally in the past, we've had to resort to your traditional rat-traps to get rid of the adults and then catching the baby ones and disposing of them ourselves. We plan on...
  3. awyman

    Rodent Infestation, Need Help!

    I hate saying it, but my barn has rats. We’ve struggled with this problem for about a year and a half now. We’ve tried everything. Electric traps, pet friendly poison, & even hunting them at night. We have livestock dogs, but they don’t help either. We keep all our food in bins, our barn is...
  4. R

    Food location - coop or run?

    If one has a persistent ground squirrel and gopher problem, to the point where they chewed through the hardware fabric floor... and one has a very large coop and run, what is better - keeping the chicken feed in the coop or run? Challenge: Food is available 24-7, cannot be put away at night...
  5. SniperGoose

    Ways to get rid of rats?

    Recently we've been having a rat problem in our chicken coop. I'd say it started maybe 1-2 months ago? We've been trying to deal with them, and have killed a few here and there, but they just won't take the hint. Just the other week we patched up all the new rat holes they chewed in the coop...
  6. Contolini6

    Mice and Squirrel Problems

    Now that the weather is cooling down, we are starting to notice that not only are we feeding chickens and ducks, but we are also feeding the neighborhood mice and squirrels. We have two chickens and three ducks, and we have their food in metal drainpipe pieces attached to the fence, with a...
  7. Farmer Connie

    ATTACK OF THE RATS (Graphic Photo Warning)

    If you are squeamish or faint of heart, please do not scroll down and please leave this thread.. Last night rather 3 a.m.-ish, my trusty dog was woofing at our Pole barn garage where my teenager poultry are housed. We have been having a serious rodent problem so I kinda figured that was the...
  8. Farmer Connie

    RAT WAR!!

    Rain and Rats go Hand & Hand! They move indoors to seek shelter. Or Barn full of feed provides safe harbor and unlimited sources of nutrition for their colony and off spring. I refuse to provide a disease carrying rodent share my farm destroying everything from boxes to electrical wires and...
  9. Cindij

    Off-Grid living trouble keeping rodents out of my Coop

    Hi I've been having a huge problem with rodents eating my chicken feed that's been put out for the chickens daily feeding., this makes it very difficult to set out traps of any kind because they are so well fed from feed. I have tried snap traps, live traps and bucket traps but like I said who...
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