I keep reading how people have so many rats and mice. Is this normal? I am new to chickens and live on a farm and we have cattle and feed but we don't have a rat or mouse problem. I was just wondering if it's normal with chickens to have this problem. My husband will kill me if we get rats!!! He's afraid of birds anyway so he's not too keen on the chickens and the rats and mice will only make him hate them more. Is there a way to prevent the rodents? I've read that you don't leave the food out at night and to only feed what they'll eat. Is there anything else that I can do to stop from getting rats or mice? I also am very afraid of mice and can't stand the thought of having to worry about going to the coop and having a mouse in there. Help!!! Thanks!