A-HA!!!

Coon1For the last few mornings during chicken chores, I’ve found their feeder has been knocked over and is completely empty.  Their barn has some holes in it, and is completely open where the rafters meet the walls so we figured something was making its way in there at night.  We put their feeder inside a lidded metal can and set a trap.  We left a bowl of food in a humane cage hoping to catch whatever is stealing food.  This morning, the cage was still ‘unsprung’ but the bowl of food was empty.  The only evidence of a thief was the mouse droppings left in the food dish.  Hmm… a mouse wouldn’t spring a trap but it also wouldn’t be able to knock a feeder over.  Luckily, our ‘trap’ was a two-parter.  We have a night vision game camera (the Truth Cam) and Brian had set that up in the barn, too.   When we downloaded the video content we got to watch our chickens running around at about 8PM but at 10PM we got some footage of THIS GUY.   Then again around midnight we saw a little army of mice stealing the food from the trap.  Luckily, we have a bigger trap.  It’s going out tonight.  We’re gonna getcha!

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Knickers
    Mar 16, 2013 @ 16:25:24

    Sneaky bugger!

    Reply

  2. Tracy
    Mar 16, 2013 @ 20:42:49

    Hahaha he’s so fat and cute!

    Reply

  3. Jennifer
    Mar 17, 2013 @ 14:53:40

    Not sure how your chickens would feel about it, but a radio left on in my attic kept those sons of guns from nesting in there.

    Reply

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