TO KEEP RODENTS OUT OF THE CHICKEN COOP: Plant Some Mint, a natural rodent repellent. Spearmint, peppermint, wintergreen, even lemon balm which is also in the mint family, will all help deter mice. Try planting some mint around the coop and run in the spring. Sprinkle fresh or dried mint in the coop and nesting boxes year round.
Deep Fried Olives: The perfect holiday appetizer! Just dip some drained olives in a beaten egg, coat with bread crumbs, and fry in olive oil. Make sure you have extra jars of olives on hand, because these will disappear quick!