I have this problem for about 6 months now and I can't stand it anymore. These **** flying rats get inside the chicken's yard, eat their cereals and poop all over the place. Not to mention they can carry diseases. I added 3 layers of wired fence so I can hardly stick a finger though it. But it won't stop the sparrows. I also have geese. I keep 2 buckets in their side of the coop, one with cereals and one with vegetables (usually cabage). Again, the flying rats eat most of the cereals and poop all over the vegetables. Once I even found one drowned in their water. How the hell do I get rid of them? I also tried scarecrows, but only managed to scare the geese. Poisoning isn't an option because I don't want to kill them and even if I tried, there are at least 30. It would be impossible to clean and control. I just want them gone.