okkkkk, so our coop is very sealed to predetors but rats still manage to find a way to gain access in the run and interior coop. I keep their food in one of those reg. ol' aluminum feeder things.. i was finding huge amounts of feces in the interior load part and in the tray. I am also , of course loosing a lot of feed. SO, i took it out of the coop and put it into the run area.. but now, i have to go out and physically take the cover off/on the food every day. Not a HARD thing to do,,, BUT definetly a P.I.T.A. [if ya know what i mean!] Does any one know how to keep rats out of the daily food in the coop . Will a treadle feeder be triggered by a rat? Please advise.