Yesterday I posted about a very smart rat who refused to be caught by any of the traps I put out for him. This morning I went in the coop and notice he had dug a tunnel in through the coop bedding. I began to berate the chickens, telling them they shouldn't allow a dirty rat in the coop to eat their food and poop all over. Then I notice a dead rat in the corner of the coop. He appeared to have been pecked in the stomach. Of course I immediately apologized to everyone and began to tell them what wonderful, smart, brave chickens they are. Go chickens!