Chicken Ate Mouse?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by thereverend, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. thereverend

    thereverend Out Of The Brooder

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    I was in my coop today cleaning house and a mouse scampered by they caught it and ate it..
    Is this ok?? can they eat mice without getting sick? I was AMAZED at how quick 48 chickens took that mouse out and
    it was gone before i could even get over to them.. They went crazy over it like it was some kind of snack..
     
  2. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mmmmmmmmm protien!! Yup, it's fine [​IMG]
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    I guess somebody need to show the cat how to get the mice!
     
  4. Alabama ee

    Alabama ee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a little gross. I had some chickens I had years ago all jump on and eat a mouse. There was nothing left-not even any blood. I didn't eat any eggs for a while after that. lol
     
  5. KenLamWV

    KenLamWV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mice- no problem. I have fed mine small toads and even a foot long snake. The protein is good for them. If you get queezy, don't watch when they play tug of war with the things. Free treats are always good.
     
  6. ParrotsNPullets

    ParrotsNPullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bantam cochin swallowed one whole (on the smaller side, but still...)! They're pretty much just big tasty bugs to chickens. Just appreciate the free protein and don't think about it too much... [​IMG]
     
  7. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    Vermin control and free protein. Good deal. [​IMG]
     
  8. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens love mice!!!
     
  9. mommyofthree

    mommyofthree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens caught a mouse this week, I found it all ripped up and skinned floating in the ducks pool. [​IMG] They probably would have eaten it if it hadn't gotten tossed in the pool. I'm kind of surprised the ducks didn't finish it off..??
     
  10. thereverend

    thereverend Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!.
     

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