I've been catching lots of mice lately. Rather than throw them in the trash or otherwise try to get rid of them I've started giving them to my chickens. They seem to love them. As soon as the mouse hits the ground a chicken grabs it and runs off with it, with other chickens chasing along trying to steal it. Eventually the mouse gets pecked to pieces and eaten. It seems like an inexhaustible source of protein for the chickens, but there's got to be some down side of it, right? Like maybe parasites or diseases or something passing from the mice to the chickens?