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.
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.