How do i make a 5gal bucket mouse trap ??

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by EasterEggersRULE, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. EasterEggersRULE

    EasterEggersRULE Chillin' With My Peeps

    121
    0
    99
    Dec 13, 2010
    South Texas
    I discovered mouse dropings around the chick hutch and even found SIX mice under a some un-used nest boxes. I cannot get any traps for a few days but i have a five gal bucket and i heard that you can make a trap out of one and it drowns them. How do i make a trap like that ?? Thanks in advance !!!
     
  2. calista

    calista Chillin' With My Peeps

    482
    5
    121
    Jan 27, 2010
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    9,279
    728
    321
    Apr 11, 2011
    Tn
    Fill a 5 gallon bucket half full with water. Cover the water surface with black oil sunflower seeds (so it looks like a bucket full-o-seeds). Provide the mice with an access ramp. They jump in and can't get out. Don't be surprised if you find some swimmers, just leave them be- they'll tire out eventually. You'll want to set the trap after the chickens have gone to roost for the night, and remove it before you let them out in the morning. Chickens like sunflower seeds too, and they aren't known for being the best swimmers. Good luck!
     
    1 person likes this.
  4. Savannah Poultry

    Savannah Poultry The Source

    462
    1
    121
    Mar 29, 2010
    Lakeview, OR

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by