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MOUSE!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by mario49, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. mario49

    mario49 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just went to my chicken house about 20 minutes ago and there it was my dad lifted up a wooden plywood sheet and out crawled the little mouse full grown mouse! my chicken Plucky gave chase about 5 feet till it hid in the dirt AHHHHH it was horrible!

    what do i do?
     
  2. waynesgarden

    waynesgarden Feathers of Steel

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    Quote:Not half as horrible as what you would have seen had Plucky caught it. [​IMG]

    Chickens are pretty good mousers.

    Wayne
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I agree. I think sometimes chickens are better mousers than cats.
     
  4. allisojo

    allisojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a hen who was a mouser. Unbelievable. Two whacks on the ground and then GULP. And I claimed to have vegetarian-fed hens . . .
     
  5. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    My stupid chickens just sit on their roost and watch the mice eat their food.

    The saying is "If you see one mouse then you have a hundred".
    Im really hoping that is an exaggeration.


    chel
     
  6. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

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    My chickens love eating mice i saw a few hens the other days running after a field mouse lol
     
  7. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed in the past 2 days that I have some furry friends. Of course they run only in the storage area and between the insulation in the walls. I am preparing a deadly dish for them tonight. [​IMG] I hate mice. IDK what my chickens would do if they got ahold of one, I think the mice are being careful. [​IMG]
     
  8. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Quote:It might be a little bit of an exaggeration. You probably have only 50, not 100. [​IMG]
     
  9. mario49

    mario49 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Not half as horrible as what you would have seen had Plucky caught it. [​IMG]

    Chickens are pretty good mousers.

    Wayne

    Probably
    do they just swallow them whole?
     
  10. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Yep. Especially pinkies....

    Be careful with poison, because if they eat the dead mouse, they can get poisoned too.
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2008

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