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Pest control : rats, mice, your chickens and you.

Think you may have rats in your chicken coop? Ugh!

It happens to the best of us - it certainly happened to me and I want to share what I learned with you, so you don't make the same mistakes I did.

Let me hasten to add here, I don't blame this on my chickens at all - it was not my chickens who attracted rats and other pests into the coop, it was the fact that I didn't know how to keep them away and made some very basic mistakes. 

Once I stopped making those mistakes - basically by good husbandry and using an automatic feeder to keep rodents away from the grain - I stopped getting rats.

You need to make sure you undertake some basic pest control as soon as you see the first signs.

Otherwise there's a danger of ...

  • Rat poop and urine in your chickens' feed
  • Chickens having their feet chewed at night
  • Disease spread among your flock
  • Potential hazards for you and your family.
Rats in the chicken coop - a checklist

On this website you'll find lots of information about pest control but ...

Rats in the chicken coop need to be controlled.
  • It's scattered over a number of pages
  • It's long and detailed
  • It's not easy to remember all you need to do.

And that's why you need my mouse and rat control checklist!

Here's what it covers :

  • Assessing which type of rodent you have
  • Pest control in the chicken coop
  • Controlling rats in the run
  • How to get rid of an infestation
  • Staying healthy while controlling pests.


Just two brown rats will quickly multiply

How to get it.

What you'll get.

  • My free, downloadable checklist about controlling rodents in your chicken coop
  • Written in easy to follow language, it leads you through the different stages of pest control
  • Within it, there are links to pages in my website where you can find more detailed information should you need it
  • As a bonus, I'd like to offer you the opportunity of getting my free newsletters about keeping chickens with updates, information, tips and advice. You can see more details about it here, or sign up by using the box below.




Don't want the checklist?

No problem. Here are links to just some of my pages about how to control rats and other pests within your chicken coop. 


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