Categories

Chicken Pages!

how can I get rid of mice in a chicken coop without killing my chickens or my pet dog/cats?

My coop is in a barn and I’ve tried mouse traps but it doesn’t seem to be making a dent in the mouse population, I have 2 cats that even bring the traps with the mice in them to the house but when I go out at dark and get my eggs there seems to be a lot of mice

build a small "chicken wire" box that only mice can get into and put the bait and traps in it. That way, they will be "contained" so that the chickens, cats and dogs won’t be in danger from your traps. Use small enough wire so that your cat’s cant reach in.

3 comments to how can I get rid of mice in a chicken coop without killing my chickens or my pet dog/cats?

  • k5lqp

    Hungry Cats should take care of them.
    References :

  • raypcdr

    build a small "chicken wire" box that only mice can get into and put the bait and traps in it. That way, they will be "contained" so that the chickens, cats and dogs won’t be in danger from your traps. Use small enough wire so that your cat’s cant reach in.
    References :

  • PARADISE_WATERS

    Traps and cats don’t work well or even at all I have found. And the poison in the local stores has no effect even if the mices eat it.

    My uncle had a problem with one rat in his chicken coop and he shot it. But it sounds like you have a different problem with so many.

    I’m currently on crusade catching mice in my apartment but that is different also because I only have about 10 to catch.

    What I suggest is a strong poison. Not the regular ones in the shops which are as useless as the traps and you will also need to move the chickens and fence off the coop to be effective.

    You probably need to leave baited food in the coop or maybe some eggs if that is what they are eating. I’ve found they liked cooked chicken. They go crazy for the smell if it is fresh from the oven.

    The poison ? try and get your hands on 1080.

    Check out this youtube clip where they applied 1080.
    References :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LMxhc8WwGU