- Sep 28, 2012
Recently I've been seeing mice crawling around my aviary, and possibly rats, which is on the opposite side of our chicken coop. At first I didn't really mind the critters eating the left over seeds but today I found one of my doves with blood all over her. None of my other birds could've done this much damage so I'm thinking it was a rat or mouse, I've already tried home made humane traps but none do the job so I'm thinking of setting up those regular Victor primed traps. I don't like wasting and I'd feel bad just throwing the dead rodent away, so would I be able to feed them to my chickens? What're the chances of a chicken getting sick if the rodent carried diseases?