Rats

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by lesliekg, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. lesliekg

    lesliekg In the Brooder

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    I'm really freaking out...there are rats living (breeding also probably) by my chix coop. I have put down bait... which they ignore... it's in those black plastic bait boxes by victor(?), I bought an electronic rat trap, and a plastic type of old fashioned Victor type trap and a regular rat trap by Victor. They all work except for the bait box type, but, after catching maybe 2 rats they ignore the traps even when I put cheese in them. I've heard that moth balls will discourage them when placed in their holes, also anti-acid tablets. Done both... still have them.... any ideas? PALEEZE. Can't have cats... 7 dogs that wouldn't like cats or chickens or squirrels or anything else with legs besides humans....actually have a 2.10oz dog that would make a good snack for rats.
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2014
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

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  3. Naser

    Naser Songster

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    I found the best thing that works for me is rat proof feeders
     
  4. RonP

    RonP Crowing

    50/50 peanut butter and plaster of paris balls, a little olive oil if handy..

    Marble sized.

    Put out daily till they stop disappearing.

    Good luck!
     

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