OMG, Big Mouse inside the Coop!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by leasmom, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. leasmom

    leasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I came home to give the girls a treat and check on them and I notice they were sqwalking like a predator was near but not like they were TOO alarmed, kind of like I was disturbing them but I noticed my Cochin was outside of the coop looking inside a little, and so I looked in to find a big mouse inside. I tried to open up the egg door but it ran out the other door.

    Our coop was built by a woman and child using free materials, and the door I have on it doesn't close all the way so it could still get in. What do I do??? I'm scared to use poisons just in case they get ahold of it...do I buy a bunch of bricks and then jack up the coop???
     
  2. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mice can jump...you'll have to figure out a way to fix the door
     
  3. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Gosh, I am surprised the chickens didn't get the mouse. Mine are pretty good mouse catchers...and mouse dispatchers...[​IMG]
     
  4. leasmom

    leasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This one was pretty big...I guess he eats lunch there all the time!!!

    This was at 1 in the afternoon, right now they come in and out as they please...how do I fix the door where they can get in but he can't?
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2008
  5. lizard7

    lizard7 Out Of The Brooder

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    I had this problem too. Solution was a mouse trap inside a box with a small hole so just the mouse can get in. Put the box outside the coop and set it until you stop catching mice, where there is one there are more.
     
  6. moonlitfarms

    moonlitfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a mouse problem too! Has anyone tried those sound things? You plug them in and they put off a high frequency sound.
     
  7. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    i tried one of those sound things once and it scared the heck out of my cats.

    leasmom, are you sure that wasn't a rat instead of a mouse?
     
  8. leasmom

    leasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Positive. It was just a very well fed mouse.
     
  9. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    THey show those mousetaps on Tv that look like little black round boxes with a hole in it,the mouse goes in and the box shuts.Mouse is trapped and killed and you dont have to touch it , just throw the whole thing away.
     
  10. Hobbley_Farm

    Hobbley_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree with this. Just sort out a box that the chickens can't break into and put a mouse trap in it. There are also mouse traps that already come in boxes...they use a super sticky goo to catch and contain the mice...it probably wouldn't interest the chickens too much.
     

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