Of course the guineas chased off the snakes but haven't developed a taste for mice . Boy it is getting bad out there. Have tried one of the metal catch them alive type traps for multiple mice. The tend to pack in straw etc. and block open the door. Can't use poison because my ducks will eat dead mice(can't catch the living ones)LOL But was thinking about the ketch all mouse traps. Has anyone tried these? The chicken house I can use poison,because my overfed little bantams wouldn't even think of dirtying there bills on something as gross as a mouse. But the first thing you read is to make all food unavailiable. How do you do this and still feed your chickens? I have a bucket trap out there, but it's not even making a dent in the population. ANY input is appreciated. I'm scared that they'll start moving into my house. The thought has even crossed my mind to give up and get rid of my poultry. Please help!!