chickens and mice?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lethldragon, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. lethldragon

    lethldragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quick question, is it OK for chicks to eat a baby mouse? My 6 week old chicks found a baby mouse and dang near went crazy trying to eat the thing, it was kinda funny!
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    Yes. Consider them feathered velociraptors. They will eat anything that does not eat them first. They will beat the mouse into something they can swallow. That's what all that pecking is about.
     
  3. lethldragon

    lethldragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cool, the chicks are crazy and the barred rocks seem to be the most aggressive when it comes to live food, it's very entertaining
     
  4. zengrrl

    zengrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its a wonder any of us have a mouse problem!
     
  5. kaybats

    kaybats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very good to know, however. Have plenty of field mice and I hadn't even thought about that since my chicks have just recently moved into their brand new semi-outdoor accommodations. Very good question...thank you for asking it!
     
  6. Backyard Barb

    Backyard Barb Out Of The Brooder

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    Sometimes I go around the yard picking up logs and tossing salamanders & newts at the girls. Or if I see a snail on the sidewalk I bring it home. Nummy! I think I must be the only gardener importing snails.

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