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A MOUSE IN THE HOUSE QUESTION.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by GretaGarboFirst, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. GretaGarboFirst

    GretaGarboFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I have one mouse living under the water heater in my chicken coop. He {or she} has quite a set up.....a nest made of feathers and paper, living room and dining area {just kidding}. My question is why have the chickens not eaten the mouse? They certainly do a job on frogs etc. . I know it sounds naive but I really only see one mouse. i don't mind him joining the family as long as it is not a disadvantage to the chickens. Any thoughts or comments are welcomed. Thanks
     
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Overrun With Chickens

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    Mice are like rats. If you see one, there are more. Your chickens probably haven't eaten it because it doesn't come out of hiding until night time, when your chickens are sleeping. Is there any way to get the water heater off the floor and remove its hiding place? Sounds like it has a pretty cozy little place there!
     
  3. napahunter

    napahunter Out Of The Brooder

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    I go out at night and shoot the rats with my pellet gun, fun times for the whole family
     
  4. GretaGarboFirst

    GretaGarboFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will take the heater out....simple enough.... thanks
     
  5. GretaGarboFirst

    GretaGarboFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What an interesting level of family fun!
     

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