So I am having problems with rats in my chicken coop and they are starting to kill off my baby chicks that hatch as well as steal eggs. I need to fix this problem immediately and have been doing some research. I have a 8'x10'x6'H chicken coop and it goes straight to the ground with an elevated floor inside. I believe the rats are living under the elevated floor. I plan to cut a small board from behind the chicken coop and place rat poison in there and then screw the board back onto the chicken coop so none of my other animals can get in there. I am going to plan on picking up the chicken feed at night and secure it in a container. I know I take a big risk with having poison so close to my chicken coop but I am not sure what else to do. Any thoughts???? Thanks!