Chickens as Mousers

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by New Flockman, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. New Flockman

    New Flockman In the Brooder

    Dec 8, 2011
    Northwest Ohio
    I've seen chickens get mice a few times with our two flocks but was never able to see it happen and have my camera close when it did. This is Big Rock (aka Crooked-Comb when she is being obnoxious), moments after catching a rodent. It was still marginally alive at this point but Big Rock was being pursued by the flock for their shares and hadn't been able to kill it yet.

  2. HS Pye

    HS Pye Chirping

    Sep 13, 2013
    Yes : ). Buckeye chickens have been nicknamed mousers since they're experts when it comes to catching mice. We've had it happen several times. Just a little more protein can't hurt.

    HS Pye

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