mouse eaters?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by flopsy, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. flopsy

    flopsy Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 29, 2008
    Twice within the past week or so, first thing in the morning, two of my hens in a separate coop with a smaller roo, have come up with a tiny mouse for breakfast. I don't know if the mice were drowned in the drinking water (doubtful) or if they scored the little pest on the ground. I just caught them fighting, chasing each other for dibs on the first course of the day. Do chickens eat mice?!!! [​IMG] Oh yes, the winner pecked at it a little bit and swallowed it whole.
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2009
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Mine all consider a mouse a tasty treat!
  3. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    yep. and frogs too!
  4. danielbrown

    danielbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2009
    Spartanburg, sc
    I've seen mine rip them to bits and gobble them down.
    They remind me of piranhas.
  5. TatersChickens

    TatersChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2009
    Newton Alabama
    YES they do
  6. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2008
    desert of calif
    ypu.. no mouse lives if it run through my chicken pens durning the day.. they will rip it limb from limb.. baby mice the swallow whole

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