Nature is cruel

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mct01, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. mct01

    mct01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Moved a tarp today and out ran a small mouse. I knew the girls were fast but it reminded me of 5 T-Rex dinosaurs chasing some small creature. I might be soft a know it happens, but I saved the poor thing. There was a height pitch squeal before I got to it but it did run off. Just wanted to share my story.
     
  2. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol i have one in my coop and i was running around with a axe.
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Chickens kill and eat mice......My Pullets found a Mouse nest this summer while free ranging.....They ate all the babies....They will chase down a Mouse and eat that also.....


    Cheers!
     
  4. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep.My chickens eat Snakes,Frogs,Fish and mice.
     
  5. NancyAnn

    NancyAnn New Egg

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    Funny stories! I must admit, I have never felt sorry for a snake until I saw one after my girls had their way with it. :)
     
  6. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Checkout this video.


    If you thought cats were more blood thirsting than chickens, you're in for a surprise.
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Saw a shorter version of that vid on FB...love it!....... dubbed it "When 'scaredy cats' are wimpier than 'chickens' ".
     
  8. FlyWheel

    FlyWheel Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Chickens will eat anything they can catch that doesn't succeed in eating them first. Such is the way of the world. I hope your birds don't resent you for spoiling their fun.
     
  9. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    I had a cat catch a mouse in the chicken coop once. The chickens chased her around until she dropped the mouse and ran away, and then they chased each other! [​IMG]
     

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