Rats or mice in coop

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by tomofhb, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. tomofhb

    tomofhb In the Brooder

    Aug 27, 2013
    I'm seeing rat or mice turds in my coop. However, I don't keep water or food in the coop.

    Can anyone tell me why this is happening and how to stop them?

  2. Manningjw

    Manningjw Songster

    Likely the smell of the coop, I imagine there is food somewhere around the coop to attract them to the area as well?

    The best way to stop them is to make sure food is secured and any openings larger than 1" are covered by hardware cloth to prevent entry into the coop - even if it is a vent in the roof rats and mice can climb walls with relative ease and gain entry there.

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