mice and rats

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by sixblessings, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. sixblessings

    sixblessings New Egg

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    What is the safest way to get rid of mice and or rats in my chicken coop? I'm sure that is what is getting some of my eggs[​IMG]
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I don't think mice take eggs. Are they disappearing or are is there residue?

    A box the chickens can't get into with a rat trap inside or a few good snakes but they'll eat eggs too.
     
  3. sixblessings

    sixblessings New Egg

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    Thanks [​IMG] They don't disappear there is residue but not much. The eggs roll down in the nest box and are covered so the hens can't get to them.
     
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  4. maxsgoldens

    maxsgoldens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A slow working poison hidden well away from the chickens. The slow acting effect will mean the rats retire to their hole to die. Can't say I've ever used snakes as I live in the UK. Traps work well but take a while before they start working as rats stay well away from anything new.
     
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