Mouse in chicken coop

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ginger67, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. ginger67

    ginger67 Out Of The Brooder

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    went to check on my chickens last night after dark when I got home and saw a small mouse climbing around the nesting buckets. Are they a threat to my chickens or their health? I don't know how to get rid of them without harming the chickens.
     
  2. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry, posted twice on accident.
     
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  3. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are not a real threat to your chickens, but you don't want rodents around your coop. They often eat eggs in addition to eating and fouling feed. you could use a repeating mouse trap or one where they enter and get zapped, neither one will harm the chickens or the environment. If you can't find one (which you should be able to) look up "home made repeating mouse trap" on youtube, there are some good ones that you can make for free with stuff you find around the house or shop. I've made a "teeter totter" style one before and they work fine.
     

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