Feeder Mice

Lil'ChickFarm

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I read that chickens will eat mice. What about breeding them for feeders like people do for snakes. They are very high in calcium and protein. Does anyone do this? Are they possibly more economical then commercial feed? Mice don't generally eat alot. I used to breed and sell to snake people. My chickens go through alot of feed.
 

Big Red Roosters

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Interesting thought. I'm curious to see what answers you get.
My chickens wont eat dead mice they didn't kill. Those vicious dinosaurs stomp on them and immediately swallow them whole. But if a cat kills one and leaves it by the coop, they wont bat an eye at it.
It may have to be something you experiment with. My concern would be you do all that work and they wont eat them dead, or the live ones escape and cause you a mouse problem.
I hope you get good responses, I'm very curious now!
 

ChickNanny13

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Interesting ... Have you read the thread on Fermenting Feed, no feed waste & lots of benefits. My "favorite" is no stinky poop (except the cecal, it still stinks), less of it and firmer so easier clean ... Then there's the nutritional benefits.
 

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