They are like giant mice, and have invaded in force! We have a coop that is wired above and below. The whole set up is one year old as well as the 12 hens. One evening I went out after dark to shut the girls in and I saw at least eight huge rats running up the wire outer yard up into a tree. I have been seeing rat poop in the coop and outer yard. Last week I opened the nest area to gather eggs and one ran out from below the straw in a nest!! I have found two broken eggs this week with just a bit of the shell left. I am so sickened. I am worried about the health of my chickens and rabbits as well. I have started putting all food away at night and have caught two huge rats in traps.......discusting!! I put 5 more out in the outer inclosed yard locked all rabbits and chickens in the coop so they wouldn't have access to the traps, I guess there were witnesses to the previous deaths because not any luck, only one was sprung. I used peanut butter this time, squished shredded cheese the time before which was sucessful. please, any advice? I won't use poisen as I have an organic invironment and other kids and animals. We are getting two baby goats in a week and I need to solve this, I can't even imagine those creepy rats crawling over the babies.........oooooooooh! I am picking up a live trap tomorrow and will relocate, but I really hate killing.....we have had rats for pets and I just feel terrible killing anything. I don't even kill snails (the chickens do.....Thank you) Help!