Holely Moley Mole

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by 5peeps, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. 5peeps

    5peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I just got done with my run yesterday and when I went out this morning to check on the girls I noticed a mole had started digging up the soil in side the run . Funny thing is I put 1/2 hardware cloth one foot deep all the way around the coop I would think he / she could get out . But my question is do I need to worry about chickens and the mole together ?

    Thanks
    Will
     
  2. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    I don't think you have to worry about a mole. Once the chickens start scratching around the mounds the mole makes, he would most likely move on. He's just looking for bugs too. Gee, I hope I'm right. [​IMG]
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Your chickens will fight over him and he will be no more if they catch him. He will be a tastey treat.
     
  4. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Yuck, Miss Prissy, would they really? The moles I have in my yard are pretty big.
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Chickens are omnivores. They will eat the smaller ones. They love meat. Mice, lizards, snakes, moles, worms, bugs, etc.
     
  6. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    I hope they find the voles that are destroying the roots of my holly bushes. Of course, my cat Toby is doing a pretty bang-up job of that. Goood kitty! [​IMG]
     
  7. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    I have a chipmunk that lives under my coop. I wonder how long he's got? [​IMG]
     
  8. 5peeps

    5peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks MissPrissy ,

    I was wondering if they would eat moles if they caught them (please let them catch him ) he is killing my yard and my wife won't let me kill him I already had to drive one to the woods down the street .

    thanks
    will
     
  9. Miltonchix

    Miltonchix Taking a Break

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    Moles only eat grubs and bugs. Thats why they tunnel everywhere. I have them really bad. We've declared a truce. As long as they don't come up in the lawn/garden they can have the rest of the 5 acres.
     
  10. 5peeps

    5peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are getting in the garden , lawn , and flower beds and for some reason it is only my yard he won't go into my either of my neighbors yards . just along the fence line ... Go chickens
     

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