Weird "Nest" keeps coming back?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by silverlaced44, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. silverlaced44

    silverlaced44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello~

    Something odd is happening in my coop, There is a little door above the nest box's where there is a crack about and 2 inches wide. Yesterday, I found an odd round sort of nest in it. I put it outside in front of the door, and when I went up later it was back in in the same spot, the same nest, The on I put outside the door was gone. I took it out again, leaving it in the same place. This morning it was back in the same spot. The same nest! Has anyone had things like this happen? What is it that keeps bringing it back in? Thanks!
     
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    A rodent moving in for winter?
     
  3. silverlaced44

    silverlaced44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be. I took it out and through it away, I don't want rodents in there. We shall see what happens.
     
  4. silverlaced44

    silverlaced44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is there a safe way to get mice out of coops?
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Put a snap trap inside a shoe box, rubber band to hold lid down, with a little hole for mouse to get inside.
     
  6. silverlaced44

    silverlaced44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I found the mouse that's doing it!
     
  7. hayley3

    hayley3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put solid poison in a box, which I then put into a cage so the chickens couldn't get into it. I used a solid poison so that the mice wouldn''t scatter it around and track it out of the box.
    I hurry out every morning and pick up dead mice so the chickens don't try to eat one.

    I'm very happy as now the chickens have clean food. I had tried to get out to the barn before dark and pick up their feeder but sometimes I work late and I hated the mice were getting in it, not to mention multiplying like mad.
    I also hung their feeder off the ground so in the future the mice won't be tempted, I hope.
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2015
  8. erlibrd

    erlibrd Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    2 inches is a big crack why don't you seal the crack? you also should have taken a picture of this "nest".
     
  9. silverlaced44

    silverlaced44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It isn't a crack to the out side, It is a little storage space, where you can keep your grit in a coffee can, ore any other things. I overlaps the nest boxs. I'll post pics tomorrow!!
     
  10. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    Your nest builder is simply recycling the sane nest materials to rebuild the nest.
     

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