19 day old chicks and a mouse

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Nanili, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. Nanili

    Nanili Chirping

    Feb 14, 2018
    Ok, I'm obviously not a farm girl and new to raising chicks. My bf just found a mouse (not a large rat) in our bathroom next to the room we keep the brooder in. We have 9 chicks that are about 19 days old. Can a mouse hurt them? We will set traps, but we need to go buy some first and its midnight here. Our brooder has pretty high sides, it is 2 x 2 x 4 galvanized stock tank with chicken wire over the top of it, but it is next to a dresser. Should I be worried tonight?
  2. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    a little mouse shouldn't make you worry.


    go to sleep, kill all of the mice in the morning.
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  3. Mice have never caused issues for my babies and I've had infestations in my brooder shed a few years ago.
    It was probably attracted to the smell of chicken feed.
    Everything will be okay! Even if the mouse got in your brooder, he would be more interested in your chick feed, not your babies.
    Rats are what would prey on the chicks, they can be evil critters. Good luck with your babies!! :wee
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  4. Quacking Pigeon

    Quacking Pigeon Crowing

    Mar 12, 2018
    NSW, Australia
    My Coop
    I have lost ducklings to rats before, though it could’ve been a mouse
  5. Nanili

    Nanili Chirping

    Feb 14, 2018
    We have a humane trap that might not work for a little mouse, but usually where there is a mouse, there are more mice, so we'll see in the morning and get some more appropriate traps. Yuck. Mice in the house.
    HuskerHens18 likes this.
  6. Saaniya

    Saaniya Crowing

    Aug 31, 2017
    New Delhi India
    My friend lost so many chickens who molting just cause of a Mouse pls beware
    Quacking Pigeon likes this.

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