Hen chasing mice!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Owingsia, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Owingsia

    Owingsia Out Of The Brooder

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    Funniest thing I have ever seen. We had mice get into the hen house the other night. Woke up and the hens were all on the roosts not coming down. Once they got light they saw the mice and about 12 hens starting chasing the poor things just a pecken at them. They chased them right out of the hen house and info the field. Poor mice were screaming as they ran.

    The best part was when one of the mice ran up the leg of one of the hens. She jumped a good 4 feet into the air trying to shake the mouse off her. Once she got it off she was in hot pursuit pecken away. Have not seen anymore mice.
     
  2. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    Chickens will kill and eat mice...
     
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  3. Owingsia

    Owingsia Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh wow thats nice to know. They were going after those poor mice. Not that I would be upset if they killed it and ate it. Its probably good for them.
     
  4. memechick

    memechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 of the sweetest girls ...... I call them my yard ladies. Well, one day last summer a small field mouse happened to walk through the yard and the girls saw it. Within minutes there was nothing left of the mouse ......... not even fur!! My sweet girls turned into cannibals!! LOL.
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  5. carmelchickie

    carmelchickie Out Of The Brooder

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    Your chickens are gorgeous! But no worries eating mice doesn't make them cannibals :)
     
  6. GoChick

    GoChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine dug up and killed a poor blind vole and when the poor thing was dead, they walked away in disgust like "no way I'm gonna eat this thing".
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I know mine have dined on baby mice - kinda creepy to watch but to a chicken, it's just protein.
     

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