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Pest problems in the coop (rats)
January 25, 2021
4:16 am
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Greetings, girls. I came here since it turned out that I have a rat problem. 
I have 8 chickens in a small paddock and rats are burrowing in from field next door. I do not want to use poison as I have other animals (two dogs and one semi-stray cat who can’t do anything about these intruders). I don’t want to use sticky traps as I feel that they are inhumane.

Still, I’m afraid that they might harm the chickens. Does anyone know any other ways to get rid of them?

upd: totally forgot about this post! Just got an e-mail it was approved. We decided to give ultrasonic traps a try (got them here). They should be here tomorrow. Will keep you updated. 

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