We have got an un-godly number of rats here! Dad has put poison out but it doesn't seem to be working! Last night apparently there were some in my bathroom, fighting over my lotion bottles and soaps that were in the drawers, there was such a mess in there! Since the poison isn't working, I was wondering if they would eat dog food (or something similar) soaked in antifreeze, and if it would kill them??? I'm going to get some plaster of paris (if I can ever remember! ) to make the peanut butter balls for in the building where the chickens are, but this would be for under the house. Nothing can get under the house except for the rats, so none of our animals would be at risk. We have no cats, and the 2 dogs that are running loose don't eat rodents, they just kill live ones. So would they eat antifreeze-soaked food? Would it kill them? Besides the plaster of paris/peanut butter balls, what else can I use?? These are turning into a major predator here, I've lost quite a few chicks (bantams as old as 3-4 months!), and something needs to be done!