ok i got a few rats coming by for a meal in the chicken coop now and again. they are smart little buggers and ignore my traps...i put my trial cam out and watch them prance by the traps...so i dont want to poison the hens or the dog or cats in my area so now what? it seems they cant burp so i put out some beer tonight, i see you can make a drown bucket too. any other ideas of catching or safe poison to make at home?
Get a std size metal trash can (I guess they still make them), throw some chicken feed in the bottom and lean a board against it. They will climb the board & jump in. They will not be able to bite through a metal can.
Get a large box trap.Go the pet store and buy an adult female rat.Tie her in the cage.They will find her.You can kill them yourself.Go to a pet store that sells large snakes they will have rats.We bred them and fed them to our Burmese Python.If it's not pregnant it will be in heat.