Any comments please? We have had horrific problems with rats from the creek due to Texas drought... I have done all possible, cleaning coop area, removing debris and so on.. First, I am getting the rats under control with "Just One Bite" bait bar... and picking up dead rats by the bucket full... uuugghhh it works. http://www.farnamhorse.com/product.php?type=HORSE&mainkey=200005&pid=100442&key=300002 Second, I am adopting 5 to 7 barn cats all rescues (and fixed to not breed) to live in the outside barn area near the creek... So here is my question: Can I place a small kitten or two INSIDE my coop to live with full grown chickens to keep down any infestation? I am wondering will a small kitten grow up and not attack full grown chickens.. eventually prowl inside coop to kill rats as it gets older? My coop is very very large...plenty of room. We have several layers of thick plastic around base of coop... (to keep small chicks from escaping) I am moving all small chicks to new coop.. so only adult chickens in old coop...Wanted to put a cat/kitten there. The plastic attracts RATS.... if no plastic... my dogs try to get into the coop and kill chickens.. its a real problem for me and I appreciate any advice or comments? So plastic needs to be there... All comments and advice appreciated.