If you’re new to keeping chickens you may not know just how dangerous rats and other vermin can be. If you’re a seasoned chicken keeper, you know how bold, tenacious and determined vermin can be, especially when the weather gets cold and food sources become harder to find out in the open. Fortunately, we’re on hand to provide a wide range of solutions to keep unwelcome rats and mice away from your chickens and prevent them from being able to harm your birds.
The importance of dealing with vermin
Rats and other rodents represent a very real threat to your birds on a number of levels. They carry communicable diseases which can be fatal to the whole brood or at the very least require extensive veterinary care. They can steal the brood’s feed and water, resulting in malnutrition which will affect health and egg laying.
Rats will often eat the broods’ eggs voraciously. In some circumstances they can also become aggressive and attack or kill chickens.
But fear not. With our grand selection of rat & mouse traps and bait you’ll never need to worry about vermin compromising the health, safety and wellbeing of your brood…
Repellers and sprays
Prevention is always the best cure! Prevent rats and other vermin from getting close to your chickens with our range of sonic repellers and sprays. Our range of sonic repellers emit a frequency that won’t bother you or your chickens but will deter vermin from getting close to your coop.
We also carry a range of sprays which can be applied to your exteriors (as well as electrical cabling) to prevent rodents from chewing through walls to gain access to your coop.
Traditional / lethal traps
We carry a wide range of lethal traps including spring loaded mouse traps or live catch traps designed for loading with poisoned bait. They catch rats and mice so that they cannot spread the poison to any household pets which might come into contact with them. Lockable traps prevent children or pets from coming into contact with the poison.
We also carry rat glue traps which prevent the vermin from being able to exit the trap to spread poison.
Baits and poisons
We carry a large range of baits and poisons that are designed to be highly palatable but consistently lethal.
Don’t like the idea of using poison? We understand that for many this may seem like a risky way to deal with a potential vermin problem. That’s why we also offer electrical mouse traps which deliver a lethal jolt for an instant yet painless disposal.
For those who absolutely refuse to let animals die (hey, they’re just trying to survive like the rest of us?) we also carry humane cage traps and non-lethal baits. Lure rats and mice in and they are trapped for safe and easy transportation to a new home where they can forage far away from your brood. However, be sure to take them as far away as possible. Rats are very intelligent scavengers and can find their way back if you drop them off too close.