I believe we have rats digging tunnels and chewing their way into our coop. I have a pest control person coming out but does anyone have any suggestions? I really just hate that they are digging up the ground under the coop. Its too late in the year for me to dig down and put chicken wire under the dirt. We are in New England and the ground is quite cold. Are they just pests? I think they are feasting on the food and it gets expensive since i have 11 chicken to feed. Thanks for the suggestions.