mice!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by new2ducks, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. new2ducks

    new2ducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I came home from work last night and noticed Sahara, my khaki campbell with something in her mouth.
    When I got closer, she had a mouse in her bill and was working on eating it! The other ducks were around her (i guess to see if she dropped it) but she just kept working with it until she swallowed it! It's good to know that no mouse is safe with my ducks around but it was disturbing at the same time!EWWWWWWW
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Shudder!

    My runners seem to go after mice, also. They don't seem to care how long it has been dead, either. [​IMG]
     
  3. petjem

    petjem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that normal for ducks? I mean... I wouldn't like eating their eggs if I ever saw them doing such a disgusting thing... [​IMG]
     
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  4. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Not surprised, we don't have any come 'round which is smart on the mice behalf with 17 ducks to strike you i wouldn't recommend it lol
     
  5. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    I believe it is, and probably happens more than we know..
     
  6. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why disgusting? It's the natural food chain and the protein is good for them.
     
  7. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    well i can kinda understand that.. i know the crunching sound of mine eating snails.. leaves me going ick! I had a dog grab a mouse and swallow before too.. that grossed me out lol BUT i wouldn't stop using their eggs because of it [​IMG]
     
  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Maybe you could avert your eyes.
     
  9. Ridekool

    Ridekool Out Of The Brooder

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    I wish mine were mice hunters. I had to tack tin down in every seam of the coops to keep the wee buggers out.
     

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