well i thought i had my mice problem solved when i got my chickens. watching them go after those suckers was as entertaining as one could hope for until they apparently got bored the following year. i watched in horror as the chickens and mice shared the food together in perfect harmony. i was horrified, rotten chickens. well i ended up getting baby ducks, so cute, and brought them up in the house for a month then put them out with the chickens and woah baby, did they go after the mice. actually, they chased the chicken (when ever a chicken felt like chasing a mouse) and the war was on. not only did the duck snatch the mouse right out of the chickens mouth (beak) they would run around the pen trying to swallow the sucker for all they were worth. it was awesome, a sight to behold.