Saturday, March 19, 2011

Hello Mousy

We feed our chickens scratch feed.  

That is the name on the feed bag.  Scratch Feed.  Presumably because the chickens scratch in the dirt before they pick up a kernel of the feed.  Strange, isn't it?

Well, we keep the scratch feed in a plastic tub with a poorly fitting lid.  Last week when I took off the top, we had visitors.  One fat little mother mouse and her baby.

Two babies!

Hi, Mousy.  Hi, Daniel.

At first I thought, "How cute!  That little mother is protecting her babies by sitting on them."  But, no.  When she had a chance she ran away and jumped out of the box.  So I just let the babies out to go find her.

Today there were seven little mice in my feed box.  I don't know if I need another box or another cat.


  1. I can't decide if this is cute or really gross.

  2. As long as they are outside, cute. I just wouldn't keep any chiken feed indoors ;)