Big Rats in my Chicken House

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by dorthal, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. dorthal

    dorthal In the Brooder

    Oct 28, 2009
    North Alabama
    I found a big rat's nest in my chicken house, in the Guinea pen. He was huge. I knew I had eggs missing, and a young turkey. Now this morning, I had 5 eggs missing from under my hen that just went broody. I had put 11 Guinea eggs under her. Rats or snakes or both. Any ideas on how to combat this.

    My chicken house houses Chickens, Turkeys, and Guineas in separate quarters, so to speak. I have them divided by chicken wire. My hens are in the same pen with some of my Guineas, they have always been together, had to take my rooster out, but everyone else gets along.

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