Yesterday my neighbors told me they saw a rat in their backyard. Today I saw the rat. He was going for some leftover breakfast I put out for my chickens. Ugh! My neighbor is calling the city about the rats. I am legal with my chickens except that they sometimes fly over my fence to my neighbor's yard (he feeds them). I am in the process of addressing this, but not all the way there yet. My neighbor is not concerned about it except that he sometimes has his granddogs, which would be a danger. I don't think the rats can get into my chicken house, and I have not seen any rat droppings, but he was using the side of the coop for cover as he was running away from me. I have brought the chickens' feed bowl into the house and picked up some produce I was composting in place in the garden. Of course, this is also part of my chicken's diet. So, how do I feed my chickens without feeding the rats? Blech! And should I be worried about the city coming out? Any steps I should take?