Mice!!!.....How do you control them!?!?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Chickensrock10110, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Chickensrock10110

    Chickensrock10110 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2009
    For the past few weeks,I`ve noticed I have a mice problem.
    They have been eating my chickens' food and also leave their droppings in the bowl![​IMG]
    They have also increased in population.I want them all GONE!!!
    I heard they can be disease carriers and I`m worried for my chickens health and my health.
    How do you control these unwelcomed guests??
  2. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    I would think traps. I wouldn't want the chickens to get into poison.
  3. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Chickens will eat mice.

  5. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    Jump on any available chair and scream, "A mouse! A mouse!"

    Then, if you're squeamish like me, you can purchase those traps where the enter and you can't see them. There's one that is made out of blue plastic; it tilts when a mouse enters. Then you know that you've caught something.

    If you decide to relocate it, bring the mouse at least one mile away from it's home or it'll do the Hansel and Gretel thing. I haven't been too good with dispatching them yet. The cats usually do that and I have to look where I step.


  6. Chickensrock10110

    Chickensrock10110 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2009
    Quote:I have tried that.It seems that they are reproducing too fast.When I think I had caught most of them ,I see babies running when I look in the pen at night....which gets me even more frustrated so I don't look in the pen at night anymore....lol
  7. flopshot

    flopshot Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 17, 2009
    build some simple a frame covers and use the glue traps. they're simple, effective and non toxic. if you really want to you can take them away and pour mineral oil on them and they will escape the trap.
  8. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    what about taking the food out of the coop for the night and return it in the morning?
  9. Spires6

    Spires6 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2009
    I agree with Panner123. I have 2 great barn cats and no mice.
  10. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    I use a cat.[​IMG]

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