Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ChickenCrazy4ever, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. ChickenCrazy4ever

    ChickenCrazy4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2011
    My house :D
    Today I was outside with my chickens when i looked over and saw a ran run under the coop. I've only seen one but there is probably more.

    What can I do?
  2. animalsRawesome

    animalsRawesome Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2011
    Maybe this isn't an option for you, but I used to see some REALLLLY big rats. Then I got two barn cats...no more rats, or mice! my cats are so awsome. They kill the mice, and sometimes a sparrow or something:( but they never even look twice at my day old baby chicks that free range with their mothers!!!!
  3. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2011
    Eastern Kansas
    you could get a haveaheart trap and get the rat, then I would dispatch it to heaven....
  4. silkielover5

    silkielover5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2011
    Hudson WI
    put out a live trap i wouldnt recamend leaving it. our first rat deheaded our silkie pullet. we found the body of our chicken, eggs, rat, and baby rats in a nest under our coop. we fenced the bottom trapping them and drowned them with a hose, 2nd rat problem was 2 weeks ago, a rat bit our hen's eye we ended up having to put her down and caught the rat in a live trap. to me rats are the worest predetor
  5. NorthestGeorgia14

    NorthestGeorgia14 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 14, 2011
    Rome Ga
    Hunt for them or trap them .

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