Our hen house has recently been under attack from rats. We think they can sense the food that is kept in there, although our reserves are kept in the lobby in the house, so it is safe from rats there.
At first they gnawed the side of the door to the hen house, so Neil put a piece of thicker wood across the bottom where they had gnawed through. Two days later they had gnawed above that too.
So Neil had to add some extra wood up the side of the door, over the gnawed bit.
As the inside frame had been gnawed too, he then added another piece of wood on the inside.
We are hoping this will keep the rats at bay, together with the rat poison that we have put by the side of the hen house. We have put it under some plastic boxes so that no other animal will come across it. Lets hope this does the trick.
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