Mice - should I care?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by DigitalEd, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. DigitalEd

    DigitalEd Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey all,
    Had all the signs of mice getting into my horse stall turned coop. I wanted to see if they were getting into the hanging feeder or just getting the stuff on the floor so I setup my newly acquired Game Camera.

    Looks like floor only. (click to enlarge). One in the bottom left and one on the block of wood.

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    The most the camera caught was two at a time like shown here.

    Should I bother to deal with them or just accept it as a consequence of keeping chickens?

    If I should deal with them, what do y'all do?
    I could trap them or lock my cat in there overnight. I've considered putting some cat litter box remains near by to "smell" them away. I'm not a big fan of poisoning since my cats do get one every now and then.

    ----- Ed
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    You could try killing them. But if there is only a few I wouldn't worry about it much. Unless they are eating your feed.
     
  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Good Luck on your mouse problem!
     
  4. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your chickens are likely also eating them so definitely don't use poison.
     

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