Rat in the chicken coop

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by reneelynn78, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. reneelynn78

    reneelynn78 Just Hatched

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    For a few days now I've seen a rat in the coop and run at night time. This morning I found the rat dead by the entrance with a hole in its chest. Is it possible one of my 14 hens killed it? I'm just glad its gone now and my hens are all OK.
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    Totally possible. I wouldn't be surprised at all. There is always more than one, though, so you might want to set some rat traps in a place the chickens can't reach.
     
  3. chantels1

    chantels1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens love them. I'm surprised they didn't eat it. But if you see one, there are many more unseen. There is never just one rat.
     

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