and I don't mean Mickey Mouse

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by piecemaker, May 7, 2008.

  1. piecemaker

    piecemaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Centerville Texas
    We are working in the glass shop and decide to go in for lunch. I saw one of the young RIRs running with what looks like a leaf so I go to see why she is carrying this leaf BUT it's not a leaf it's a MOUSE and I don't mean Mickey. May be we should replace the barn cat with barn chicken. I didn't know they would go after something like that. I wish they would go for the moles that have moved in the last 2 weeks. [​IMG]
     
  2. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    OMG! [​IMG] Did it eat it?
     
  3. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    I bet she would eat it if you let her!
    Potpie found a nest with five pinkies in it... she ate every single one of them, the little hog. We found what was left of a rat in the run one afternoon, too. And it wasn't the last, either. They've killed three rats that we know of.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They will eat lizards and small snakes and most any small creepy crawly that crosses their path.
     
  5. piecemaker

    piecemaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Centerville Texas
    at one time it looked like she had it about 1/2 way down and then it came back up. DH made me leave her alone so I could fix his lunch. If I can find out how to get pics off my phone will post them. Can they eat something and choke or bring it back up. She didn't look like she choked just like it came up as easy as it went down
     
  6. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    I don't know if they would actually choke. I did have one girl that would try to eat grapes whole. I would literally chase her down and yank it out of her mouth. [​IMG]
    I have seen them bring something back up, so maybe that's what they do?
    And yep, Priss is right. They will eat lizards and small snakes, too. And DH and I joke that if one of us dropped dead in the run, we would be picked clean!
     
  7. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    WOW! I knew they will eat all the other creepy crawlies, but I didn't know they would eat a mouse. I could see them running all over the place like a prize in it's beak.

    Oh yea, we want to see a pic if you can transfer it.
     
  8. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Smitty's Farm :

    I could see them running all over the place like a prize in it's beak.

    That's what they do! They will darn near kill each other for a lizard. :|​
     
  9. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    it is funny....last summer my buff orpington bantam was chasing a chipmunk across the yard,,,[​IMG] it was hillarious

    and when my cat catches mice and chipmunlks she has to fight of the moderns and the leghorns in order to eat it
     
  10. Tutter

    Tutter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have forested areas next to the house and coop, with streams, which is excellent habitat for salamanders, newts, skinks, etc.

    I learned really fast, when we got our first hens here, that if we didn't block them from some areas, they were going to destroy the populations of some rare critters.

    Yep, they grab without worrying what it is they are grabbing for! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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