Putting mouse trap in coop while chickens sleep

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by 19Chicks, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. 19Chicks

    19Chicks In the Brooder

    Jun 10, 2012
    I have a mouse that has been leaving droppings that is inside the coop. I put three mouse traps with peanut butter outside so far, and only one mouse got killed by one. I don't know how many mice we have, but I am only seeing one in the coop at night so far. I was wondering, could I put a mouse trap in the coop while my chickens are sleeping? Do chickens ever get down from their roost at night? I will wake up early (5:30) to get the trap, so that way when my chickens wake up (around 6:30), they won't mess with it.
    So my main concern is will it be okay to put a mouse trap inside the coop while they sleep?

  2. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Songster

    Mar 28, 2012
    I would not do it! Chickens do wake up at night for certain things like a sound, to eat, to drink, etc., and they would definitely spot the mouse trap right away. They'd be the ones you would wake up to find in the trap.
  3. Eggsoteric

    Eggsoteric Songster

    Nov 25, 2010
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2013

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