Tricks and tips for everyone


Is there a rat proof chicken feeder?

Is there a rat proof chicken feeder?

Unfortunately, the answer is no. There is no such thing as a Rat Proof Chicken Feeder. A rodent resistant feeder might remove the most obvious food source, it is not enough. You cannot rely on a feeder, even the best “rat-proof” feeder, to remove an infestation.

How do I keep rats out of my chicken coop UK?

To protect the coop use hardware cloth on the floor, and also to cover any ventilation areas, and existing holes. Most rats can squeeze through a space as small as a quarter, so be thorough as you search for holes and cover even the small ones in hardware cloth, or stuff them with steel wool.

What size mesh keeps rats out?

6mm x 6mm
As rats have very strong jaws, they can chew through traditional galvanized 6mm x 6mm hole welded wire mesh.

Can rats get through chicken wire?

As far as exclusion, Messmer said that chicken wire is not a barrier to predators. Most predators can tear through it and rats can bite through the thin wire. Smaller rodents will simply squeeze through the holes. Chicken wire should only be used to keep chickens in, not to keep predators out.

Do rats eat chicken poop?

Yes, rats and mice can feed on chicken droppings. Having chicken droppings in your chicken yard can attract a large number of rats into the yard. It’s therefore essential to remove chicken poop from the coop to deter rats from getting to the coop. Rats also like chicken poop since it has some remnants of chicken food.

Do chickens attract rats UK?

And finally, when someone tells you they won’t keep chickens because they attract rodents, make sure you let them know this: chickens don’t attract rats and mice.

How do I feed birds without attracting rats UK?

Here are some measures you can take to keep rats and mice away from your bird feeders.

  1. Install rodent-proof bird feeders.
  2. Remove water sources.
  3. Store bird seeds properly.
  4. Keep your yard and feeding areas clean.
  5. Add a baffle to your bird table.
  6. Consult a pest control professional.

Will cayenne pepper in bird seed keep rats away?

Peppermint Oil, Cayenne Pepper, and Chili flakes have all be known to deter rodents from visiting your bird feeder. Rodents find these smells potent and offensive and will keep away.

What material can rats not chew through?

Hard Metals – Since rats can’t chew through hard metals like steel, it’s one of the reasons it’s recommended that holes are filled with wire mesh and steel wool and then filled with caulking. Metal tiling is also a great way to prevent them from getting into your home from the floor.

Related Posts