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How do I prevent rats?

As chickens need to free feed rats can become a problem, you can prevent rats by keeping a clean area and not leaving food scattered on the ground.

  1. If you are giving your chickens treats to forage, do not over treat, make sure you give small amounts at a time and al the feed or treats have been eaten.
  2. Keep a clean area.
  3. Remove eggs from nesting boxes daily.
  4. Hang your feeder off the ground, use a treadle feeder or put your feeder indoors at night time.
  5. Bait regularly.
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