Today was a lazy day for my chickens. It was in the 90s so they just lay around like dogs in the summer sun. This afternoon I went out to go see and feed them. I noticed there was a hole in the ground in their run. I know that there are mice in the backyard, since my dogs have been "mousing" since warm weather arrived. After giving them more food, I decided it was time to water the veggie garden. This is when I noticed there was a great ruckus in the chicken run. I ran as fast as I could to see what they were up to now. My biggest girl, a Red Star named Scratch, had something gray and furry in her mouth. A mouse! She had a hold of that mouse like it was her last meal on earth. She was running away and doing anything possible to keep the other chickens from getting at her prize! I was disgusted by the mouse but amused at the same time. It's always great fun to see the chickens playing "Keep Away." It was only a couple of minutes later, she was standing at the far end of the run with her pal, Runt Red, another Red Star. It was like they were having some secret convention. Anyway, the next time I see Scratch, thirty seconds later, the mouse was gone! I think she swallowed the thing whole. I hope too much isn't a good thing (she should have shared) but it was a new experience for them. Great! Now all of my pets are "mousers"!