Rat/mouse droppings....

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Hamptons06, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Hamptons06

    Hamptons06 Chillin' With My Peeps

    265
    1
    121
    Oct 26, 2009
    North Atlanta
    So, we found some mice in the coop and DH saw a few droppings in the bag of feed (I now know to put the feed in a tote with a lid). Would you say to chuck the whole bag? UGH! I'm thinking we will and it's only 1/4 empty. *sigh* [​IMG]
     
  2. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    I wouldn't.
     
  3. rrgrassi

    rrgrassi Chillin' With My Peeps

    149
    0
    89
    Jun 19, 2010
    Royse City
    Keep feed in a metal container like a metal trash can with a lid. Rats and mice can chew through plastic.
     
  4. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

    10,367
    82
    328
    Sep 16, 2008
    Levan, UT
    Quote:Exactly what I was going to say! I keep mine in metal garbage cans, and then I can also keep them outside, don't have to take up space in the coop! [​IMG]
     
  5. PhilErvin

    PhilErvin Chillin' With My Peeps

    616
    5
    136
    Sep 11, 2009
    Yucaipa, CA
    I use metal cans also. Don't throw out the feed, the girls don't mind. Get a cat! [​IMG]
     
  6. rrgrassi

    rrgrassi Chillin' With My Peeps

    149
    0
    89
    Jun 19, 2010
    Royse City
    I would throw away the part of the feed that was contaminated. Rats and mice do carry disease, and I not would want to chance my flock eating mouse or rat droppings.
     
  7. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

    5,545
    224
    288
    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    I not would want to chance my flock eating mouse or rat droppings.

    If they get half a chance they will eat a whole mouse. A few droppings won't hurt them​
     
  8. Hamptons06

    Hamptons06 Chillin' With My Peeps

    265
    1
    121
    Oct 26, 2009
    North Atlanta
    Thanks for the advice!! Out to get 2 metal garbage bins. [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by