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    Quote Originally Posted by windsock View Post
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    Thanks guys, a lot of the suggestions I've already heard of and the existing chook feeder is fine if I control the mice.

    The Nooski works first time every time so no plans to go backwards, in fact I might buy another for the shed.


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    We used to have a real problem with mice and rats until we started baiting the little blighters and we haven't had any problems with them since.
    We live "Rural" and are often away from home for months at a time and rodents Used to be a big problem here But the baiting program has solved this completely
    Don't bother with the supermarket type baits go straight to your local AG suppliers and get the commercial baits (The big ones) and put them behind the fridges, freezers, washing machine, cupboards, wardrobes, in your sheds, woodpile, workshop and anywhere else that you think that they will go and replace them as needed.
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    Our meeces are kept under control by our resident Antichinus family.

    Baits are not all that good in that there can be secondary poisoning of birds and other animals that will catch a crook, poisoned rat or eat a dead one.
    I stopped using baits years ago for this very reason.
    If I can't remember, then it never happened!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saitch View Post
    Our meeces are kept under control by our resident Antichinus family.

    Baits are not all that good in that there can be secondary poisoning of birds and other animals that will catch a crook, poisoned rat or eat a dead one.
    I stopped using baits years ago for this very reason.
    The Only dead animals that would eat a crook mouse I have seen around here are the foxes and wild cats that I have shot, The cats/foxes May eat a poisoned mouse But that is a Good thing.
    The pythons that reside here seem to ignore any rodent that isn't healthy and they tend to prefer eating the frogs that have called this place home anyway.
    The Only bird around here that would eat a crook/dead mouse are the crows and I hate those bastards anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by trout1105 View Post
    The Only dead animals that would eat a crook mouse I have seen around here are the foxes and wild cats that I have shot, The cats/foxes May eat a poisoned mouse But that is a Good thing.
    The pythons that reside here seem to ignore any rodent that isn't healthy and they tend to prefer eating the frogs that have called this place home anyway.
    The Only bird around here that would eat a crook/dead mouse are the crows and I hate those bastards anyway
    Does that mean you don't have real birds of prey anymore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 350RRC View Post
    Does that mean you don't have real birds of prey anymore?
    No wedge tails and verry few hawks or falcons, lots of parrots, doves etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trout1105 View Post
    No wedge tails and verry few hawks or falcons, lots of parrots, doves etc.
    Be aware that brodifacoum has a half life of about 9 months, brodidiolone 140 to 170 hours, pindone about 2 weeks.

    Birds of prey can easily absorb enough brodifacoum from dead rats or mice to kill them over time.

    The other 2 active ingredients are nowhere near as bad.

    I use the blue oats (pindone) indoors because rats and mice love it and I know birds of prey can't absorb enough from dead outdoor carcasses to kill them over time because of the short half life.

    DL

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    Re trapping mice and rats with a bail trap, I tie the bait on with a strip of ladies stocking. The little mongrels get their nasty bucky beaver teeth caught in the fine fibres and whammo, they're gone. I also make a little tin 'shed' to back the trap into, so the buggers can only approach the trap from the front.
    As for poison baits, I bought a bulk pack (7Kg) only to find later that it's capable of secondary poisoning. There are several species of owl here including the powerful owl and I don't want to kill any of them. So what's the oil on the best rodent baits that won't kill our birds?
    For a chook feeder I use a grandpa feeder. I also use them at work. I've never had a bird caught in one.They're expensive, but if the rodents are eating your chook food, the feeder will save it's cost in feed in a short time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trout1105 View Post
    The Only dead animals that would eat a crook mouse I have seen around here are the foxes and wild cats that I have shot, The cats/foxes May eat a poisoned mouse But that is a Good thing.
    The pythons that reside here seem to ignore any rodent that isn't healthy and they tend to prefer eating the frogs that have called this place home anyway.
    The Only bird around here that would eat a crook/dead mouse are the crows and I hate those bastards anyway
    That's sad, Trout.
    I'm glad I live where I do.
    If I can't remember, then it never happened!

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