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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    So far so good - but I'm not uncovering the wire to see if they've chewed through it!

    Stop the scraps. once rats know there's easy food, they'll keep coming.
    Cheers. We only need then scraps to reduce food waste. We'll have to revisit that once we sort it out... For the time being we HAVE stopped.


    Our council charges 40 quid to come sort it out so we've booked them on the basis we can probably get advice on how to proceed in the future at the same time.

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    Council pest controllers come out, assess the situation and lay bait, in my experience.

    Its also illegal to feed kitchen waste to poultry - just saying!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    Thanks for clarifying. What's normally done? I've seen claims drowning is not the best so do you let them out and jump on them, or shoot them, or is drowning the norm?
    Don't let them out, you don't want a bite. Use a gun.
    Sorry everyone! I know it's cruel but they spread disease and the numbers increase daily it seems if you don't do something about them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Council pest controllers come out, assess the situation and lay bait, in my experience.

    Its also illegal to feed kitchen waste to poultry - just saying!!

    https://www.pets4homes.co.uk/pet-adv...-chickens.html
    good grief. So can I cook them dedicated food (porridge or hot mash in winter) as long as it's not scraps?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet View Post
    Don't let them out, you don't want a bite. Use a gun.
    Sorry everyone! I know it's cruel but they spread disease and the numbers increase daily it seems if you don't do something about them.
    It's not cruel if you seek to be humane. I have an air rifle, seems rather unsporting but maybe that's the way to go

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