Rat Poisoning?

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by GoatLove, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. GoatLove

    GoatLove Well-Known Member

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    What rat poisoning do you guys recommend? I have about 10 rats living in my hay piles outside of the goat pen and I need some heavy duty poisoning that won't bother the goats. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. titansrunfarm

    titansrunfarm The Awesome PT & Friends

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    Take a 5 gallon bucket, put about 6 inches of water in the bottom, float some oats on top of the water (so it looks solid to the rat) and make a little ramp or put some kinda blocks against it so the rats can climb in for their last swim. I've read about this done with a 55 gallon drum also.
    No poison = no risk of dead goaties.
     

  3. GoatLove

    GoatLove Well-Known Member

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    Good idea! I just may do that, thanks :)
     
  4. kitty32_z8

    kitty32_z8 Well-Known Member

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    Along with titans idea... try to put peanut butter on a rope strung at the top. Rats like PB. They'l walk on rope fall in. I have done that one with motor oil in the bottom I am sure cooking oil if found cheap enough would keep them from getting out also.