Moles... harmful to chickens?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ErikaSmit, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. ErikaSmit

    ErikaSmit Out Of The Brooder

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    We just noticed we have moles in our yard... Ugh! Are these harmful to chickens? I'm hoping they're just scared of them.
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Mole can't really see so they are not a threat to chickens. the only thing I have heard is that if they burrow under the run that might make it a little easier for other predators like mink to get in there.
     
  3. Amyable

    Amyable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens eat them. [​IMG]
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Ya, it's more like chickens are harmful to moles. We had lots of moles, then the chickens grew up, now no more moles. I happened to see about 6 chickens pouncing on something the other day, probably a mouse, but it was so fast that it was eaten before i could tell.
     
  5. Hinotori

    Hinotori Silver Feathers Premium Member

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    My chickens really like mole for a snack. They rarely get them now since my german shepherd has gone on an eradication spree.
     
  6. Okie Amazon

    Okie Amazon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't seen my chickens kill any, but my guineas have had mole snacks several times!
     

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