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Putting mouse trap in coop while chickens sleep

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

  1. 19Chicks

    19Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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