What are the best methods for keeping the chicken food away from mice? We have had mice issues and today I was looking out the window over the chicken yard and actually saw in broad daylight 3 mice running right around in the open back and forth from the feeder. I had even just moved the feeder to what I thought was a safer location just yesterday. I have seen videos of chickens going nuts over mice and I thought it would not be a huge issue, especially having a roo that will go into a dead sprint across the yard if he simply sees a cricket! However he just stood there and watched the mice stealing food - what the heck?!