|24-hour dinner table|
With chickens around, rats are like first cousins, except closer. Since hens are not thorough in getting every morsel of grain or feed set out for them, the frugal rats take care of any that is left behind. For that reason I built a giant bird feeder that rats could not climb up nor jump up into.
|Plastic creates a "no-holds" area next the the feeder. I will probably|
need to cover a larger section of the screen soon. Fast learners.
It took me two days to spot the rats' point of entry and to put the solution in Things I get to do today. A large piece of plastic is now on the wall of the chicken coop. The little critters have been climbing up the screen of the coop and jumping down and over into the hens' dinner table. The invitation to dine has been withdrawn.