3. Preventing pests
To prevent pests like rats, you need to keep the area clean and tidy.
Good hygiene will also keep your animals healthy and avoid unpleasant smells.
- Don't leave food lying around for rats to eat
- Use a plastic storage bin with a tight lid
- Collect eggs daily
- Keep an eye out for damage from gnawing rats and fix immediately
- Use quality weld mesh around chicken run rather than wire
- Bury the wire and bend it outwards under the soil
- Floor your run with weld mesh