Hi everyone. My name is Sean and I live in Belfast, Ireland. I have been considering keeping perhaps 3 hens for my own supply of eggs and as pets. I have been reading up on it but I must confess that I am a bit concerned about attracting rats and about any health risks to my lungs. Any advice or a pointer on how to navigate the site to find this information would be greatly appreciated. I would really interested in rescued battery hens. This looks like a fabulous site! God bless. Sean.