Peppermint oil, mice and chickens

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ninabeast, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a small but persistent mouse issue in the coop. I would like to try the peppermint oil method of encouraging them to live elsewhere, but am wondering a) does it work? and b) would the oil fumes harm the chickens in any way?

    Your experience/expertise most appreciated, as always.
     
  2. blueberrychickens

    blueberrychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My friend has mice in her house & she just tried the peppermint oil, it didn't work.....sorry!
     
  3. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ugh! I'm at my wit's end!!
     
  4. This_chicks_place

    This_chicks_place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gat a cat. [​IMG]
     
  5. This_chicks_place

    This_chicks_place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooops..."Get" a cat
     

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