What do you think the most effective way to get rid of rats are??? Put out two of those snap rat traps and the one that the rat goes in and it kills it with electricity last night. NO LUCK, does it take a few nights of them checking it out before they will try out the trap. I know they were around it because, there was rat doo beside the electric one. The instructions said to use peanut butter is there something better. One of the rats killed one of the babies my broody was sitting on 2 nights ago. Stole it right out of the egg. So I know they kill babies that are in eggs will they also kill chickens? I have 3 10 week old chicks down there are they in danger. I am trying to get rid of them but, I don't know a quick effective way. I feel like I am just sitting here waiting on them to kill another baby in an egg or for them to discover and kill the pullets. Will they kill full grown chickens? Any help will be greatly appreciated. They are going back into the woods in the day and coming to the coop at night to feed.