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How do I train my chickens to eat mice?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by iski123, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. iski123

    iski123 New Egg

    Jan 24, 2015
    As far as I can tell there are no mice in the coop/run area, every once in a while I catch one in the house and when I try to feed it to the girls they just ignore it. I've used the opening it up to expose the yummy soft parts technique but that doesn't seem to get them interested.

    Maybe I have to invest in some live traps so their treat is moving around..... Any ideas?
  2. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Just curious... Why would you even want them to eat mice???
  3. AuntNomi

    AuntNomi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2015
    Callahan, Florida!
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Can try covering the corpse with some scratch grains.
    Live trapping can work if they know to go after it...they may not and mice can run pretty fast if there's not a savvy bird to stop it before it gets away.
    Tho it only takes one bird to start the pursuit and the rest will follow.
  5. iski123

    iski123 New Egg

    Jan 24, 2015

    Free high quality protein.

    I tried sprinkling just the dry feed I had on hand... maybe I'll try with the scratch. Might just have to set up a live trap and try that too.
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2015

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