Silly question... Ducks kill mice?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by xxSonja, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. xxSonja

    xxSonja Songster

    Dec 2, 2009
    So this morning i found a dead mouse in my duck pen, no half eaten carcas, no visible injuries, no blood or gore atall, just a perfectly intact dead mouse.
    Now if it had been killed by one of my three cats it would have been dragged up to the door and presented with a flourish of noise and 'look what i got for you' attitude, and it wasnt my lil old dog because the pen wasnt open for him to access, so it had to of been the ducks, i know i shouldnt be suprised, chickens kill and eat mice, but it was just so unexpected!
    Way to go duckies, keep it up!

  2. cw

    cw Songster

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    good ?
    are chickens and guinea fowl kill em
  3. Muscovy Man

    Muscovy Man In the Brooder

    Jul 5, 2009
    Paonia, CO
    THEY SURE DO [​IMG]!! One morning I was with my Muscovy Ducks in the yard and suddenly I saw one of my drakes Amour, catch a mouse with his bill and then he started shaking it like a rag doll until it was dead. Then he tried to swallow it, however it was bigger then his throat and then the five other ducks saw the opportunity to chase him with his meal around the yard until he dropped it:lol:. They also tried eat it but ended up with the same results. Throughout the day they tried to eat it but finally all of them gave up and I had to deal with the mutilated mouse corpse and threw it over the hedge.
  4. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

    Jul 9, 2008
    Yep. Whenevr I find a mouse nest under of one the dog houses in summer I let the ducks eat the mice babies. I know, sounds cruel, but I cant stand snakes and mice attract snakes. Im hoping that since im getting these scovies that they will eat more of the adults.
  5. pishposh

    pishposh In the Brooder

    Nov 13, 2009
    westminster, md
    Interesting! I saw one of my chickens chase a mouse up a tree one day. I also have seen my Pekin try to eat a very large toad.
  6. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    small snakes are treats for my huge swede drake
  7. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    I heard of them killing baby rabbits before too! I have adult rabbits eat with my chickens out of their feeder all the time! Its cute. [​IMG]

  8. WMDAVIS99

    WMDAVIS99 In the Brooder

    Apr 28, 2009
    Sinking Spring PA
    My two Drakes have killed a 3 foot water snake, so a mouse is no challenge.
  9. MamaBallfarmer

    MamaBallfarmer Hatching

    Apr 13, 2012
    We found two dead small baby rats in our duck/hen cage. All intact and in a pile. Either the ducks or the chickens killed them! Great little hunters!

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