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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by djronron, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. djronron

    djronron Out Of The Brooder

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    Starting to get cold here in south Louisiana. Noticed a couple of field mice around the coop, guess they are looking to stay warm in the hay. What can I use to keep them out.
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Keeping mice out is a challenge - any gap at all (keep in mind, they can go through seemingly impossibly small spaces) will have to be sealed off, hardware cloth is a great tool. Do you have an enclosed run or does the coop open to a free range area for the birds and, if no run, do you close the coop up at night?
     
  3. djronron

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    Open for free range.
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Unfortunately that is going to make mouseproofing difficult. The best thing you can do is make it as unattractive as possible -- remove feed at dusk and replace at dawn to avoid drawing the mice in for an all-night buffet, keep attractive mouse hiding spaces to a minimum as much as possible, etc. Do you have a nice barn cat that would like to live around the coop?
     
  5. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

    Maybe if you got some chickens, they'd chase the mice out of the coop.



    Oh, wait.
     
  6. djronron

    djronron Out Of The Brooder

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    BBQ JOE

    SOUNDS LIKE U R A DALLAS COWBOYS FAN!!!!!!! OH WAIT, THEY DON'T SCORE EITHER !!!
     
  7. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

    I theen I missed the joke.
     
  8. aart

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