We are just being inundated with rodents lately. Found a huge rat in one of our silkie coops this morning. Wondered why when i opened the door, their food and water containers were knocked over. Then saw black netting on the floor. Looked up and saw a big fat rat up in the eaves. At first i thought it had dug in from the outside, but then realized it had ripped the netting off the inside of the windows to get out (there is hardware cloth on the outside). It had been in there all night! i see now where it dug in under the door of the pen, then must have been hiding in the coop when i put the birds to bed. Very thankful those three silkies are safe. We also have a herd of baby rats zipping around the duck pen. i shot the mom a couple days ago, and have gotten one baby so far - four more to go. Anyhow, just complaining. i have a ton of work to do to secure all the little nooks and crannies where the rats and mice are digging into our pens.