Feeding chickens baby mice

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by FunkyFaith, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. FunkyFaith

    FunkyFaith Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some extra feeder mice babies. I heard that chickens will eat mice. Is it okay to feed the babies to the chickens as treats?
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Chickens are naturally omnivores and meat is very healthy for them, so I don't see why not. I've seen mine swallow whole baby rats one time when I accidentally uncovered a nest in the coop. The chickens will enjoy it for sure. Though it will probably be a bit of a bloodbath so to speak...
     
  4. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Bloodbath is putting it mildly... my Ameraucanas went crazy over some juvie rats today...
     
  5. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine are better mousers than the cat! They LOVE pinkies, especially :p
     

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