I just went to shut the chickens up for the night and there was a rat asleep in the nest box with them! It legged it when I shone the light in there, don't know where it went. Please help me, I can't be doing with rats, and it can't be good for the chickens. How do I get rid of rat (and no doubt all it's friends that I didn't see). I'm really really freaked out! It's a normal hen house, up on breeze blocks supposedly to keep rats out though there is a bit of a gap underneath where the clean out drawer doesn't quite go back in all the way anymore. I've had the chickens just over a year and this is the first time I've seen any evidence of rats around them. Help please!!!