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Nicky Parrish
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Mice in chicken coop
Discovered a few mice in my chicken coop.
Coop 75’-100’ feet from house but next to a pasture with tall grass.
Conventional mouse traps and sticky pads not working.
Food picked up nightly, feed stored in metal garbage can away from coop.
Any ideas on how to eliminate mice without harming chickens.


gumbo2176
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re: Mice in chicken coop
Chickens and rodents sort of go hand in hand is my take. I've had several friends over the years that had chickens for eggs and eventually stew meat and they all had rodent problems.

Either with field mice or rats, depending on where they lived. One guy had his coop next to a canal out in N.O. East about 30 years ago and had rats all the time and got rid of the chickens within a year.

I don't care how much you police the area and pick up feed, there's enough there for mice to get a meal on.


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PillageUrVillage
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re: Mice in chicken coop
Barn cat.


Nicky Parrish
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re: Mice in chicken coop
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Barn cat.

We have two outside cats, they stay closer to the house than the chicken coop.


Jack Daniel
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re: Mice in chicken coop
Chicken snake


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Pahnew
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re: Mice in chicken coop
Rolling log trap and a bucket of water. I close off my food nightly also. I have a lab that has killed several rats the size of a shoebox but the little field mice are too quick for him. Rolling log does the trick for me.

If you see the mice then you got more than you think. I never see any but I know they are around.


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Boudreaux35
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re: Mice in chicken coop


Getcha one of these. I think Ace sells them. Or Amazon if you can wait.


Datfish
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re: Mice in chicken coop
First you make a roux...


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Koolazzkat
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re: Mice in chicken coop
3 buckeye hens. They kill mice.


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oleyeller
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re: Mice in chicken coop
Lol, i go to my coop at night and there are 30 or 40 running around lol. Gota cat


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re: Mice in chicken coop
Jack. Russell. Terrier. Your welcome.


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gumbo2176
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re: Mice in chicken coop
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Getcha one of these. I think Ace sells them. Or Amazon if you can wait.


You can make them with an old 5 gallon paint bucket, a piece of coat hanger, an empty soda can and a piece of wood for a ramp----plus a bit of peanut butter.

Check out u-tube for a how to. They do work well,


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PillageUrVillage
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re: Mice in chicken coop
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We have two outside cats, they stay closer to the house than the chicken coop.

Stop feeding them and force them to hunt.


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armsdealer
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re: Mice in chicken coop
Just one bite bait stations outside everywhere. Won't eliminate in your situation but will put a HUGE dent in them.


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auggie
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re: Mice in chicken coop
They probably taste like chicken.


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BallsEleven
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re: Mice in chicken coop
I've got this. It works pretty well.



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JYD
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re: Mice in chicken coop
I made a version of this for my coup. Put a brick of rat poison in the middle under the cap where the mice can get to it, but the chickens can’t.

This post was edited on 6/10 at 9:53 pm


Nicky Parrish
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re: Mice in chicken coop
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made a version of this for my coup. Put a brick of rat poison in the middle under the cap where the mice can get to it, but the chickens can’t.

What size pvc did you use please.


JYD
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re: Mice in chicken coop
I used 2”.


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