So we have quite the rat problem. I'm pretty new at this (familiar with chicken-keeping but I'm now actively helping with them), and I'd like to run the plan by more experienced people. In no particular order: Clean up yard (lots of debris from dogs who tore all kinds of things up, LOTS of places for rats to live.) Replace old coop with new (mainly because the old one is basically falling apart and the foundation underneath is in terrible shape; new coop ordered and on the way in a couple of weeks.) Invest in a treadle feeder and keep chicken food in metal garbage cans with tight-fitting lids (already using those.) Make sure there is water for the girls, but not easily available for rats. No more deep-litter (after watching my parents use it two years, I'm not a fan at all...seems like its just a perfect home for rodents. I know a lot of people love it but it's not the right fit for us.) We've also been putting chunk poison in a bait station (and I'm pretty sure my brother threw some chunks into tunnels under the coop.) Any other recommendations or things we could change? I'm really trying to make this right.