Moles in the encolosed yard

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by greenpeeps, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. greenpeeps

    greenpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went into the enclosed yard today to give my 2, 7 week old chicks some fresh water and food and noticed they had eaten all their food, but wouldn't come to me... When I picked up the feeder I found a whole right behind it. darn moles found the new chicks and their food. I placed some chicken wire on the floor of the yard and some heavy rocks that are already around the perimeter on top of the wire. I wish they were older so they would just eat them. I hate walking though the yard and stepping into a mole hole. I just know one is gonna bite me.

    Oh and I do have chicken wire burred around the outside of the yard to keep things from diggin in, Guess I didn't go deep enough.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I've lost the battle with moles (although I still try) but I doubt the moles would bite you.
    Moles will only eat subterranean creatures, ie. grubs, worms, centipedes, beetles and their larvae.
    They're probably under the feeder because it's a good environment for worms.
    My chickens eat mice but detest moles.
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I used to have two dogs who would team up to dig out rats and mice to eat them, but would also now touch moles.
     
  4. johnsons-r-us

    johnsons-r-us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Chickens eat mice? How do they catch them? [​IMG]
     
  5. gpwelding1

    gpwelding1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Chickens eat mice? How do they catch them? [​IMG]

    [​IMG] thats a new one on me
     
  6. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Quote:Chickens eat mice? How do they catch them? [​IMG]

    [​IMG] thats a new one on me

    I guess I have fast chickens but they prefer young ones.
    My chickens eat lots of frogs too. The do tug of war with them.
    [​IMG] My poor frogs.
     
  7. greenpeeps

    greenpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice to know that the moles won't bite me, thanks. I guess once the chickens get big enough I'll pick up the wire and let them at'em. The thought of walking through my yard and not spraining an ankle is nice.
     

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