I got going with homers slowly and fell deeply in love. I Love flying them and keeping their coops to come home to. I love their athletic beauty at rest, but after a flight with each feather fluffed by the wind they are just stunning. I actually love the way they eat once a day, don't waste food, don't beg for treats, don't need a lot of supplements to their basic seed mix. I love sharing them with other people. When I provided so well for my flock's sexual/reproductive needs I felt so happy but now I feel overwhelmed. What am I going to do next year? I had 14 birds and they already have 12 babies this season. Had one coop, then 2 coops, now I keep thinking of annexing my extra bedroom. Please tell me how ya'll do the birth control thing. Also, I have rats, don't know how they get in, and why they won't go into my traps! This is really driving me berserk. What do ya'll do about rats?