Rats

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Ted n Ms, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Ted n Ms

    Ted n Ms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dec 7, 2011
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    Please be careful putting chicks in a brooder with a single wire floor. I had chicks on a 1/2 hardware cloth floor a few years ago after about a month i went out to feed one morning and found that something had eaten the toes off some of the chicks. The only thing i could figure was that rats had climbed the legs of the brooder and hung upside down to do the dastardly deed. After putting in a double floor about 1" apart no more problem. I will never use a single floor again.[​IMG]
     
  2. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
    louisiana
    Coons and possums will also pull the chicks through the wire. So this is great advice [​IMG]
     

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