Backyard chickens are fun and interesting pets, but they also attract mice and other rodents. Chickens need to always have feed and water available and love to be thrown treats to hunt and peck. This creates the perfect environment for mice because mice love chicken feed.
Some preventative measures to keep mice away include:
- Wire hardware cloth around their enclosure so mice can’t burrow under
- Raised or enclosed feeders that prevent feed from being scattered
- An outdoor cat
Should you find you have a mouse problem contact a reputable rodent exterminator to help deal with it safely. Your chickens will thank you.