how far to release caught mice?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by janetk, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. janetk

    janetk In the Brooder

    May 3, 2009
    I bought a catch and release mouse trap as I am scared of the potential of any other of my animals eating poison. I've caught 7 mice so far in the coop. My question is how far away from the coop should I release the little boogers? Obviously I don't want them to come back to the coop, but I don't want to walk miles either.

  2. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Songster

    [​IMG] Seriously?

    Mice are only a threat to the feed. Move your feeder outside with the water fount and store extra feed in a metal trash can and no more reason for them to enter the coop
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2011
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    Stop laughin' already! I also use live catch for mice and other critters. I usually drive 'em less than a mile away and never see 'em again.
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  4. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    My chickens always got to eat the mice I caught. They LOVE them.

  5. hcppam

    hcppam Songster

    Quote:nothing wrong with being kind, yeah 1/2 mile away should do it...or at a persons yard you don't like.......Just kidding!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Songster

    Sorry, I couldn't resist, I was laughing too hard.....but if the food and water are not in the coop, the vermin have no real reason to go in. Hope the coop is off the ground so the mice aren't living underneath. (and I'm still laughing, thanks I needed it)
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2011
  7. janetk

    janetk In the Brooder

    May 3, 2009
    you are welcome bryan

  8. gd4sumthnmom

    gd4sumthnmom In the Brooder

    Jun 27, 2011
    Northwest Montana
    We have two house cats...they are afraid of the chickens cause they are getting bigger than they are, but they catch mice like crazy!! I find presents under my car all the time!
  9. aprophet

    aprophet Songster

    Jan 12, 2010
    chesapeake Va.
    they male wonderful fox bait [​IMG]

  10. poseygrace

    poseygrace Songster

    Apr 29, 2011
    Try getting a Buckeye. Mine is a WONDERFUL mouser and I've heard many others say the same. She is a vicious attack chicken! Fun to watch. [​IMG]

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