Mouse In My Chicken Coop

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by bobbi16, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. bobbi16

    bobbi16 Out Of The Brooder

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    I went out to clean my chicken tractor coop and I saw mouse droppings next to my chickens water. It was strange to me because I keep the water on a piece of wood and the mouse droppings were only on the wood and not anywhere else in the coop that I could see.Guess the mice wanted a drink. Is it normal for mice to come around chickens or do I need to so something about it and get rid of them? Any suggestions? I don't want them spreading anything or contaminating the eggs.

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  2. rungirl

    rungirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Snap trap under a milk crate.
     
  3. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We don't find live mice in the coop. However, we have found dead ones. For some reason, our girls think some mice parts are delicacies.
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Mice come with keeping chickens. The burrow in the bedding, make nests under the coop floors, under nest boxes, etc. There is often a banquet of uneaten food and water to drink. Trap, trap, trap.
     

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