How do you deal with MICE?!?!?! So I wanted to ask this question and get some different opinions plus give my experience. I built my first large chicken coop this past summer. It is a rough lumber building and so their are cracks between every board, which makes for a real rustic looking, sturdy, and well ventilated coop. But I instantly got a really bad mice problem. I was trying to catch them in live traps to keep from having to put poison out (I have too many animals running around, but I was killing them after I caught them). But anytime I would go into my coop after dark, they would be EVERYWHERE!!!!! EEEEEKKKK!!!! Very close to my coop is a large building that was getting over run with mice too (before the coop was built) Finally we got a cat and he runs them off/ eats them. But before he really started getting good at his job, they had found their was to my honey hole of food. I hang my feeders up, but they still enjoyed the bits that fell to the ground. I have a separate room in my coop so finally I purchase mice poison. It was the final straw. They gobbled up the first 3 packs I put out, so I bought more. That was 2 months ago or better. I only ever found a couple of dead mice and now my poison hasn't been touched for weeks. Either they have all died or its almost like a deterrent now, but no more mice running around at night. I really didn't like using the poison until it got out of control, but now I'm glad I did. I will keep it out until I have to use that room again to raise some babies until they are big enough to put in with the big ones. So what are/were your techniques to get rid or prevent rodent problems. (Feeding only what they will eat in one day isn't really feasible for me). Thanks for your input in advance!