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rayyy
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# Posted: 28 Mar 2016 10:07
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The little b-s-a-d- are defeating everything I try?Wont touch a trap,get smart about an electric fencer wire,can't use poison(chickens)They are like miniature wood chucks digging holes under my coop.I can think of tougher measures but that would put my chickens at risk.

toyota_mdt_tech
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# Posted: 28 Mar 2016 10:31
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Borrow some plummer terriers, be done in about 20 minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etKfmx_n6ho

bldginsp
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# Posted: 28 Mar 2016 14:57
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That's quite a video, but I have to say, they asked for it. That farm was totally filthy. What do you expect to happen if you leave piles of garbage like that around? The dogs sure had a good time. I felt sorry for the rats after the 50th brutal kill. Wow.

bldginsp
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# Posted: 28 Mar 2016 14:58
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Ray- have you tried the sticky pads where they walk on it and then can't get away?

DaveBell
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# Posted: 28 Mar 2016 16:32
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Rayyy have you tried the bucket trap? Search for mouse trap on this forum.

ToyTech, those Plummer Terriers really tore them up.. But couldn't help but notice the fine rat environment they created with all that debris.

Coyote Flats
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# Posted: 28 Mar 2016 22:44
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I have done this before. If they are contained under the building get a hose from your exhaust on your pickup and just put them to sleep. Move your chickens outside first.

Trust me this works

Don_P
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# Posted: 28 Mar 2016 23:27
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With the engine sounds and slight amount of burning oil that might be present in say tractor exhaust giving some of them enough warning to make a break for it, it doesn't hurt to have a lawn chair and a 22 handy. when the smoke clears if there are any survivors they know where the food is.

Chicken droppings contain quite a bit of food. As do eggs and chickens. If something else discovers that, and they will, game on.

My wife said over the weekend that these layers have dropped to breakeven on their feed vs what the eggs bring. We'll probably not replace them for bit, let the land heal, rebuild the coop and let the wildlife move on.

brooksm29
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# Posted: 29 Mar 2016 04:06
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I was thinking a water hose and not the exhaust fume idea. I have used the water hose on skunks and it worked quite well. My weapon of choice though was a 4-10 but any firearm would work.

Jebediah
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# Posted: 29 Mar 2016 17:00 - Edited by: Jebediah
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I'm not sure of the size of your chicken coop, but you could lift it up about a foot or two so the rats have nowhere to hide.

Steve_S
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# Posted: 30 Mar 2016 12:00
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Future employee ?
Prepping for a Day at Work
Prepping for a Day at Work


ChuckDynasty
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# Posted: 30 Mar 2016 14:00
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Have to click on the pic to appreciate it.

bldginsp
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# Posted: 1 Apr 2016 00:30
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In Thailand, BBQ rat is a delicacy

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-pacific-17027361

Gary O
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# Posted: 1 Apr 2016 23:27
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'How do you get rid of rat's living under your chicken coop?'

Build a cabin

Gary O
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# Posted: 2 Apr 2016 09:25
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Quoting: Steve_S
Future employee ?

Luv this

Steve_S
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# Posted: 2 Apr 2016 13:00
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His wages are decent in fact, and his working hours are flexible...

Yeah... gotta click the pic to get the Full Effect ;)

DaveBell
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# Posted: 2 Apr 2016 15:15
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Quoting: Gary O
How do you get rid of rat's living under your chicken coop?'

Build a cabin


LOL, good one Gary.

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