I went to get my broody out of the coop this afternoon and when I opened the people door there was a rat. Neighbors could probably hear me screaming for about a mile. I'm not sure which of use was the most terrified! He ran out the pop door and went under the coop. (we have rocks around it, but not tight enough). My silly broody was just in a trance about 6 inches from this rat when I opened the door. My DH put out some traps/poison; but I wondered if rats ever injure the birds or not. I have really small banties. I haven't seen any eggs in about a week -- nobody is laying in the coop, but my DH said if a rat was eating eggs, you would probably see some egg shells or mess around. Now I'm freaked out to go into the coop.