OMG! I went out to the buff cochins cage and there were rats EVERYWHERE! The pen is clean, they're just eating feed, I assume. I went in the barn and rats went running all over. Picked up a nest box and some came running out. Killed two behind one nest box. Guessing a bunch of babies were born and this is the results. DANGIT! They live under the barn. They've eaten holes in the barn floor. (it's solid wood). WHAT can I do? Just pour rat poison down their holes or what? I haven't done that, yet due to the fact that I don't want the chickens or cats to get it, but I am SICK of this!!! I have FOUR cats that were for the rats and now we have even more rats! I'm going to lock the two boys in the barn today/tonight (the female cats are ferals that I adopted as barn cats and we can barely touch them, much less contain them in the barn). I LOVE animals, but oh my!!! This is CRAZY. They aren't touching the eggs now, but I'm worring about my two broody mamas and if those babes will get eaten when they hatch. YUCK YUCK YUCK YUCK! Did I mention YUCK?!