Hi All, The other day when I was cleaning out the chicken pen I found a rat burrow. Upon destroying it an adult (large) rat ran out and curried out of the pen. I have never seen a rat before (outside of pet stores) and am not sure what to do. I am picking up a rat trap today from the store and setting it in hopes to catch the thing. What I am worried about is the health of my birds. What do I need to do? If there is one thing I associate with rats its the bubonic plague, can chickens catch this and transmit it to me? Any experience with rats will be helpful, thank you so much.