A Fishers cat so far has massacred 12 of my purebred hens and 5 mixed breed hens, including one roo in three different houses this week. We have sat out for 5 nights now and it has so much nerve as to kill in one house while we are watching another...I have 5 large, fortified hen houses. I don't know what to do as it only eats the heads and drinks the blood from the necks of live chickens...is not interested in any other body parts nor a dead chicken in the trap.
Am devastated...last night it killed all my 2 year old Buff Orp hens. We have cement under the doors, two houses are built off the ground, sheet metal around all the walls and hardware cloth everywhere. It dug a 4" hole under one wall and climbed another wood wall straight up to get into a small opening. These are VAMPIRES, mean, nasty and I can't sit out and I can't sit out all night watching 5 houses....it has killed in three of them so far.
A question I have, sick as it may be...how long, how many hours, after a kill can I process one of the chickens? And does anyone have any other ideas on how to get rid of this monster?? Am afraid for my cats now also...have put all the remaining chickens in the house but can't keep this up.
Here is the front of the Orps house...and run..before I removed the rooster. :-(