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  1. BBCHICKS123

    BBCHICKS123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today while l was cleaning out the coop l came across some baby mice they are still pink and l would like to save them what should l do
     
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Put them back and mom may come back for them.
     
  3. BBCHICKS123

    BBCHICKS123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The mom ran under a the coop and am not sure she cold get back if she wanted to
     
  4. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she could get out she can get back in. Where was the nest?
     
  5. BBCHICKS123

    BBCHICKS123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes l know but in are coop there is a roosting area that the chickens go on too to roost but can't go under it and the back of that opens she went out the back wich is a 2 foot drop and than went under the coop we had to close the back to to keep the heat in the coop and the chickens out from that part
     
  6. megan chickens

    megan chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Mice are amazing jumpers they can jump up to 4 feet high. I wouldn't worry she will find her babies another way. If she has been living their then there is always another way in. Trust me we ave so many mice in are barn. If i where you i would just feed the baby mice to your chickens. They love them, I know it sound bad but you don't want mice around your chickens. Mice carry a lot of harmful diseases to humans and animals. Their poop is not safe for your health. Also they with bother the chickens. I would just get rid of them and set traps or get a barn or coop cat. We have 2 cats for are barn. I hate setting traps i do it the natural l way by letting my cats do the job.
     
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  7. blogachick

    blogachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi BBchicks,

    This is my third year with chickens in my backyard. I did not appreciate the danger of mice until I inadvertently created the perfect environment for them. (I left food in the coop and insulated it so they had a nice cozy home all winter). They completely overran my coop and my backyard. Here is what I learned:

    Mice reach sexual maturity at a few months of age and from then on produce 8-15 babies every 21 days or so.

    Their poop can be hazardous to your health.

    They are not strict vegetarians and will chew on chickens' feet while they are roosting. Chickens sleep deeply and sometimes don't notice.

    Saving baby mice may seem the right thing to do, but from your chicken's perspective, it's not.
     
  8. megan chickens

    megan chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    thats true
     
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  9. BBCHICKS123

    BBCHICKS123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sorry you think so but l have this disease HTSA (have to save animals) l can nkt let them die without knowing l tried yesterday l saw over 20 move get eaten by are chickens and could not do it to these babies. Mice are gods creatures too just like us and should be treated as one. All of the pinkies died :hit there are two really young ones in the coop they are to cute to feed to the chickens
     
  10. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it worth saving them at the risk of you or someone from you family getting sick?
     

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