Potpie is a nasty little mouser

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CarriBrown, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    TWO DAYS in a row now!!! Potpie has caught a mouse and I have to chase her fat little body all over the yard. When I finally catch her, she drops the mouse, but I have to throw the mouse away while I'm holding her, otherwise she picks it back up and runs off again! [​IMG]
    Totally disgusting. And here she thinks she has the world's greatest treasure.
    Here's my nasty little mouse eater...
  2. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

    Jul 14, 2007
    EXIT 109 on 95
    Quote:Maybe You could teach her to play fetch and bring the mouse back to you. Sounds like a fun game to play.
  3. aliena614

    aliena614 Songster

    May 17, 2007
    Columbus, Ohio
    ha! that is great! Good girl!

    She has to get revenge for all of those little boogers stealing her feed!

  4. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Quote:Doesn't sound like fun even if she is ridding her world of vermin. We had three pullets who their first evening free ranging in our backyard, scratched up a mole tunnel and found the mole! They were in their glory. My DH still can't believe they did that.[​IMG]
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Mine like nothing better than to find a nest of little pink baby mice...Yuk!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    DH was wondering what the heck was going on... me yelling, "POTPIE! POTPIE! Get over here! POTPIE!!!" and running after her. Then I'm out there with her in one arm, a shovel in the other... he finally walks out because the curiousity is killing him.
    She was so proud of herself, too! [​IMG]
  7. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Quote:Ugh gross. I know she would be all over that! They've killed three rats, too!!! DH and I lock up the chicken and horse feed but the rats and mice still get food from someplace (probably out of my chicken feeders!!!).
  8. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    Mine had a tug of war with a mouse once. I had to take it away from them, because about 8 were fighting for it. Needless to say, the poor mouse was nearly unrecognizable by the time I got it away from them. I've also had them eat frogs.
  9. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    If the mouse can't set a good example for its mousy friends, then let it serve as a horrible warning!

    I say if it's well fed and non-poisoned, let her play with it for a while. Free protein. I buy crickets for my peeps. Cats keep the mice away. But I've watched my girls eyeballing the squirrel that steals their food and I KNOW they would love to get at him!
  10. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Songster

    Aug 18, 2007
    Southeast Texas
    Brenda sue is so proud of the EE's they have caught and eaten 4 little snakes in the past two weeks! She hates snakes! I will probably be getting more chickens due to that alone. [​IMG]

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