Oh, wee mousie......GULP!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by BearSwampChick, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    Little Sparrow, one of my speckled sussex pullets, found a recently killed mouse, courtesy of Tobey the cat. Pecked and investigated for a minute and then down the hatch it went, fur, tail and all! Does their crop really grind up all that stuff? [​IMG]

    ETA: Just realized I posted in the wrong category, meant to do it in Behaviors and Egglaying. Sorry.
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2008
  2. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Chickens live by a simple rule - "If it doesnt eat me, Im eating IT."
     
  3. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    Quote:I'm beginning to understand the full meaning of that! LOL
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Mine think mice are a treat....especially little pink baby mice.
     
  5. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    "The Chickens World Is A Savage Place."
     
  6. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
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    I wondered the same thing when my boys started feeding my chickens frogs and toads. The boys keep catching them and the chickens keep eating them. I just stand back and enjoy the show----the chickens chasing the toads and the giggles coming from the boy! [​IMG]
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    No, the crop is like a big pocket. The gizzard grinds it all up.
     
  8. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    Quote:LOL, I knew that, I'm a little loopy this afternoon. Stayed up until 1:00 a.m. watching gymnastics competition.
     
  9. 12 Acres

    12 Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh boy, your girls ARE spoiled. Now the cats are even leaving them treats! Only way to find out what happens to it after it passes through a chicken! [​IMG]
     
  10. ausamerican33

    ausamerican33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One word - ewwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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