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maxie

Rats !!!

I havent had any rats for ages but ive got two lots moved in just this last week!
One lots coming from net doors allotment i gave them some tin sheets to do their pens with and theyve just laid them on the ground they are under them,the others have moved in under a compost heap.
They arent taking poison so im having to use traps getting one a night and their biggies.
I just got a patterdale cross jack russel pup off working stock imaybe get some live traps.
bodger

How olds the pup Maxxie? Don't risk over facing him at an early age.

If they're not taking the poison, it means they're getting their snapping from elsewhere. See if you can remove the food source.
maxie

Its only 12 weeks bodger ill let it grow up a bit yet.
Ive got 6 growers in one pen i think thats where their getting the feed from,i usually use trigger feeders but they were too small to use them.
confused

Nothing wrong with getting 1 a night, at least you know you have 1 , try a cage trap, i had 9 half sized ones in mine one morning .
confused

Nothing wrong with getting 1 a night, at least you know you have 1 , try a cage trap, i had 9 half sized ones in mine one morning .
maxie

Ill maybe get some cage traps,the wifes dead against the dog doing any ratting but she doesnt have to know does she lol.

Yorkshire Geordie

Ratting is what Patterdales are good at.
My Patterdale, Biscuit, also managed to get a mouthful of hen's tail feathers one day when she was about 9 months old.
We'd taken her for a walk in a NE country park and we visited their "home" farm.
Next thing we knew she'd taken a lunge at a hen and grabbed a face full of feathers.
Funnily, that was the last time we visited that particular "home" farm.  
Martyn
confused

I thought I might just let you know what I've been up to at my allotment a few of us have chickens up there  but unfortunately most of them have no idea what they are doing, which means  its rat haven , this week I have caught in 2 cage traps,  11 on Monday , 9 Tuesday , and 13 Wednesday , today ? NONE !!
I reckon that they are maybe a bit trap shy now , so it was down with the poison today , Time will tell .

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