What should I do with this issue?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by rhodeislandred1, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. rhodeislandred1

    rhodeislandred1 Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens have attracted mice. My parents want to get rid of my chickens. What should I do about this mouse problem? I dont want to let my chickens go :(
     
  2. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you live in the city or country? IF country-get a barn cat to take care of the problems. If in the city, then you coud use sticky traps outside the coop. Do you have food down on the ground of them at all times? I have hanging feeders about 10 inches off the ground so they dont have easy access to the feeders. Hope this helps.
     
  3. rhodeislandred1

    rhodeislandred1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Problem is we let the chickens out everyday so i dont want them stepping on any traps or eating poison.
     
  4. Hammerga

    Hammerga Out Of The Brooder

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    you can get a piece of plywood and put it up on small blocks so that a regular mouse trap has room to work and chickens can not get to it.
    you may need a weight on top of plywood. so it does not move and trap the mice.
     
  5. rhodeislandred1

    rhodeislandred1 Out Of The Brooder

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    New mice will always come. Thats what is freaking my parents out. And they hate cats.
     
  6. lil jerry

    lil jerry New Egg

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    Try putting traps around the coup at night and in places the chickens can't get to them.
     
  7. KLLEETRUCKING

    KLLEETRUCKING Out Of The Brooder

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    Your chickens are not attracting mice, FOOD IS.

    Clean up any food on the ground and keep your feed in a closed metal container, i.e. remove the food source.
    We wanted to feed the wild birds that hang around our deck, got WBS and just put the bag in a 5 gal. bucket in the mud room, next thing (1 week), mice in the HOUSE!
    Animals IMO are pretty much motivated by food and if they smell/see/taste, they're coming. BTW, put the WBS in a 20 gal. trashcan outside under the deck, no mo meeces.

    BOL. Would hate to hear you had to rehome your girls.
     
  8. rhodeislandred1

    rhodeislandred1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Food...Hmm thats a good idea. I'll try. [​IMG]
     

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