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

  1. ChickenCrazy4ever

    ChickenCrazy4ever Songster

    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 Songster

    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 Songster

    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 Songster

    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 Chirping

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

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