This is getting ridiculous. We have been putting poison out, the dog has been killing them, and still they are everywhere! I've tried the peanut butter balls with plaster of paris, but they don't even eat them. I can only use poison and traps (snap) in the house since all my birds free range, and I can't afford a live trap (like 1 would do any good ). Last night they killed and completely ate one of my quail, right in the cage, and they also killed and mostly ate one of my dad's pigeons. Dad's dog kills probably at least 10 a day, but it's not even putting a dent in the population...... HELP!!! ETA: I was told that soda (Pepsi, Coke) would kill rats, will it hurt the chickens? If I put some bowls of soda out there and the chickens get into that, will it kill them too? I'm desperate right now!