How to get rid of mice safely

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by pheasantfrenzie, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. pheasantfrenzie

    pheasantfrenzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,
    Can anybody tell me how they get rid of the mice safely from there pens without hurting the birds. We have had alot of snow last month and evey time I pick up the birds food to refill there at least 10 of them under there. They have also started making holes everywhere to get to the food that is hanging. I also have many wild animals, deer, foxes that I don't want to hurt.
    I was going to place some poision down the holes but was afraid if it every got out the birds may eat it???
     
  2. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use sticky traps in summer outside the pens but near the bolt holes. Winter I'd go with a couple snap traps in shoeboxes right at epicenters. Set them up with holes cut into the box and something irresistible on the trap. I use peanut butter. :) So long as you don't have ants or extremely light footed vermin, that should help with the problem. And keeping the traps in a box both makes the mice feel safer and prevents a chicken or cat from stepping on the trap.
     

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