Keeping mice and rats out of your chicken coop is no easy task, but it CAN be done.
We do have the occasional mouse build a nest in our coop, and with all the grain we have on our farm, we’re ripe for an infestation.
Preventing mice is definitely better than trying to exterminate, so use the pro tips in this week’s podcast to prepare for the chances that a rodent freeloader will try to make a nice home in your coop.
- My favorite battle-tested way to prevent mice in your coop
- Why your bedding matters
- The secure ways to make sure your feed doesn’t attract rats
- How to make sure your coop is prepared to fend off a mouse visit
Links we discuss:
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Maat van Uitert is a backyard chicken and sustainable living expert. She is also the author of Chickens: Naturally Raising A Sustainable Flock, which was a best seller in it’s Amazon category. Maat has been featured on NBC, CBS, AOL Finance, Community Chickens, the Huffington Post, Chickens magazine, Backyard Poultry, and Countryside Magazine. She lives on her farm in Southeast Missouri with her husband, two children, and about a million chickens and ducks. You can follow Maat on Facebook here and Instagram here.