Originally Posted by DanEP
Hanging feeders seems to cut way back on the mouse problem. be careful of the alley cat idea, chicken can be a favorite on feral cat menu's, and I mean chicken not just chicks. I have lost 8 lb roosters to feral cats.
My cat is not very big... about 10#, and he's not a great hunter. But, he takes great pleasure in chasing chickens just to see them run. IDK what he'd do if he ever caught one. Don't really want to find out. Often, when I let the flock out to free range, he'll get down and roll on the ground with them, and just lay around and watch them... other times, he gets that wild leopard look in his eye, and hunkers down, and that tail starts twitching. Then, he gets tossed back in the house.
Originally Posted by donrae
We had an orange tomcat who wandered too far once.....he was gone a few days and came home neutered with his ear clipped . I didn't know anyone around here was doing that program. He stayed closer to home after that!
Don't blame him... poor guy!