i have a rabbit hutch modified to a brooder. the wire is about 1" square. the bottom, top, three sides & the bottom section of the front are boarded up from predators. i'm wondering if the chicks will be safe in the garage for awhile? currently, no snakes/mice/rats, just two cats. the cats are going to be frustrated, but they can't get the babies. do i need to expect rats/mice/snakes in the garage because i have chicks?