How would you get rid of rats in a chicken coop? We have cats and a dog so I really don't want to poison them. Would a BB gun or pellet gun kill them? Our problem came when we burnt an old barn on our place last winter that was full of trash courtesy of the former residents. The rats just relocated to nearest building which happened to be the chicken coop. :nono: The cats and dog have been killing them but just not fast enough. I've managed to kill a few myself when they ran under a loose board on the floor I stomped them. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.