Guess what my hen ate??

Marty Tom Ski

In the Brooder
11 Years
Nov 27, 2008
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Last night while getting my coops ready for the snow. I saw one of the hens with a mouse. SHe must have just killed it and the other hens where tring to take it from her. She just stopped an tilted her head back and swallowed it.
I was shocked. Is this normal??
 

Luke0987654321

Songster
11 Years
Aug 10, 2009
720
12
196
yup
my hens do it all the time
their like the cats of the coop
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HennyJenny

Songster
10 Years
Dec 26, 2009
552
4
131
Bennington, NE
Oddly enough - my chickens catch more mice than this stupid cat laying on my feet. It's a little shocking the first time you see it though
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Oh - and chicken people don't share treats of any kind. Someone gets if first and then the chase begins.
 

GreenGoddess

Songster
10 Years
Jun 6, 2009
1,375
11
151
St Pauls, NC
We had two mice wreaking havoc in our roof.. We live in a older doublewide trailer and the dang things were eating holes in the ceiling.. We have a hole about the size of a nickle in our bathroom ceiling.. I put out a trap with a tasty piece of cherry on it and that night (snap!).. Took it off the trap and into a bag and reset it.. A few hours later, you guessed it.. (Snap!).. Did the same thing and kept the bag in a cold area.. In the morning, I threw both mice to the chickens and watched them go nuts!! DH thought I was absolutely nuts but the way I see it, if we would have let them back outside by using a humane trap, they would have just came back into the trailer.. And since I killed them anyway, why not give my babies some good protein!
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Goddess
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Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

Fluffy Feather Farm
9 Years
Jan 26, 2010
15,968
116
366
Texas, Panhandle
Our border collie " Milo" when ever we catch a mouse in the trap we throw it to him and he plays with it for a while then eats it! My chickens do the same thing with frogs and mice!!! Animals can eat some gross stuff! LOL
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