Humane Live Catch Rat Cage Trap | Dine a Chook


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Rat Cage Trap - Humane Live Catch - Australian Made

Unfortunately, rats in the chicken coop are a common problem; so are mice in the coop.

There are many things you can do to stop rodents from finding your chicken coop. But if you see rats or the signs of a rodent problem, you need to do something. Even if you remove all of the feed sources, rats in the chicken coop won’t just go away.  

Cage traps are a humane way to get rid of rodents in the chicken coop. We like them because they pose no risk to chickens. Suitable for rats and mice, rodent live catch traps are perfect for the chicken coop. Get rid of your rat problem today!

Benefits of a Rat Cage Trap

  • Effective for getting rid of rats and mice
  • Traps pests without injury
  • Safe for chickens and wildlife
  • Easy to use
  • No poisons, blood or dead rodents
  • Low risk to other animals – unlikely to trap them and easy to release them 

Features of the Rat Cage Trap 

  • Made from top quality materials
  • All galvanised for the best weather protection available
  • Robust, hard-wearing design
  • Single unit construction is a sturdier design than collapsible traps
  • Bait-basket operated for greater reliability
  • Automatically-locking door
  • Built to last, this trap will work for years
  • Measures 440 mm x 200 mm x 170 mm
  • Made in Australia

Why choose a cage trap to get rid of rats in the chicken coop? 

There are many reasons to choose a cage trap to get rid of rats and mice in the chicken coop. 

For many chicken keepers, the main reason for choosing a cage trap is to protect their chickens. Although there are safe bait stations and rat baits designed especially for use with poultry, many chicken keepers prefer the peace of mind that a cage trap offers. With a rat cage trap, there is no risk of chickens or wildlife eating baits or poisoned rodents.

Cage traps are also a humane option for removing rodents from the chicken coop. The rats and mice do not suffer from poison or injury. In fact, you do not have to kill the rats at all, and can simply release them somewhere else. 

Another benefit of cage traps is that they are unlikely to catch or harm non-target species such as small marsupials, birds or lizards. If a native animal is accidentally caught in the trap, it will be easy to release unharmed. If it is accidentally injured, you can transport it to the vet without removing it from the cage, reducing stress and handling.

How to use a live catch rat trap in the chicken coop

Set your rat cage trap somewhere you know the rodents will be. If you know where they are getting into the chicken coop, set the trap so they have to enter it to get into the coop. If you don’t know where the rats are getting in, set the trap up where they normally find food and remove all other food sources, e.g. spilled feed, scraps etc.

Baiting the trap with something the rodent is used to eating can be very effective. But it is difficult to bait a trap with chicken feed! Bread and peanut butter, cheese or nuts tend to appeal to rodents. 

Set the trap in the evening and check it first thing in the morning. This is important to ensure the humane treatment of pest animals and for releasing any non-target species. This is particularly important where chickens have access to the trap, as they may try to get at the trapped animal.

Although rats are rarely cage shy, it can be helpful to wear gloves when handling the cage and to clean the cage between uses. 

If you have an evasive rat, try putting the bait just inside the cage and wiring the door open. Once the rat becomes used to taking the food from there, move the bait further into the cage over a few nights until it is in the basket. Then set the trap to catch the rat.

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