RE: [RC] [Guest] Rats and Hay Sheds - Maryanne Stroud Gabbani
I breed Rat Terriers for industrial use and can vouch for their
usefulness on anything from mice to weasels. I'm planning to move a few
of mine out to my land, once I've dogproofed the perimeter....and they
are going to have SUCH fun out there. There will be someone on hand 24/7
for the horses and dogs until I get a small house built and can move out
there myself. Most Egyptians aren't wild about dogs, but they do like
these. Snap and no rat...but also no blood, no mess and they leave the
body to be disposed of neatly.
On my way out to check the new paddock fences and let the dogs play in
the storage cupboard.
Maryanne Stroud Gabbani
>> Mary Abbott
>> Thank you everybody for your posts with hay shed construction tips.
>> There was one aspect of our debate about putting in a wooden floor
>> or not--and I know this sounds terrible, but its RATS! Right now, I
>> have a small three sided wooden shed (yes, metal posts would be
>> better) with pallets beneath the hay. Seems to be a great breeding
>> ground for rats. I figure, though, they would just do the same
>> under a wooden floor. (I'm sure they'd find some way to get under
>> there, don't you think?) At least we could pull the pallets out for
>> a good cleaning every now and then. Anyone have any pointers for
>> the rat problem? They're so big they scare my cat away. I just
>> picked up an adult Jack Russel Terrier, though. (He's a kick!)
>> Once he gets settled in, I am planning to turn him lose on them.
>> But I can't keep him in the hay shed all the time...
>> Any thoughts on the RAT situation? Thanks again!
>> in Grass Valley, CA
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