Good afternoon all, I've not tried the scrambled eggs but I will.
What I've come up with is using One Bite as a bait on the rat trap. Now One Bite is extremely poisonous and I don't want rats leaving with the bait and poisoning anything else so my wife has sewn small bags of meshing. We used a gallon paint strainer to make them. Using latex gloves I've zipped tied these bags with One Bite onto the trap trip plate. Make sure it's secure. I have not lost a bait bag yet and I've caught 3 rats on the same bait bag in the last 3 months. Peanut butter did not work.
Also because rats will sometimes leave with the trap I've screwed the trap to a shelf where I've seen them traveling. If anyone is interested I can get pictures before and after.
the rats we have here don't come near trap. last year I put a piece of meat and they didn't try to take it. I mixed chickens feed with gypsum and only small mice ate it and died. there is no safe place for me to put anything as my chickens are in the corner of my property and can get into it. I will see if I can figure out something with scramble eggs. but I will mix some gypsum just in case.