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I would be worried about that too, every one of those girls is going to grow up to have a litter of their own along with mum again. It isn't a problem is going to solve itself by just keeping them sadly.

Maybe a go fund me page for neutering them? But before that I would research taming feral cats. I was under the impression it's pretty near impossible as even the rspca doesn't try and Rehome feral cats. Sadly sometimes putting them down is the only option, especially if you have native species they will be wiping out if left to breed unchecked.


I have always been good with animals since i was little, and have tamed feral cats before. I think i will make a go fund me.

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I am not in Texas, so I can't direct you to a specific place, but this is how it is in the  Chicago area.    There is a program called  TRAP AND RELEASE.  for feral cats.   The organizations involved are ANTI CRUELTY SOCIETY, PAWS,  and maybe a few more.  They are GREAT ORGANIZATIONS........     You bring in your feral cats, they get fixed, and you take them back.    You care for them after surgery, and feed them.   They do not want to leave your area after they know where dinner is served.    THEY NO LONGER MULTIPLY AND POSE ANY OTHER  OVERPOPULATION ISSUES.    The program is a SUCCESS.    In previous times,  catching and killing cats only promoted new cat litters to fill in the void left behind. 

Feral cats can eventually be  tamed. Yes, it is a challenge, but young kittens are much easier than adults.   I have tamed an  adult SUPER FERAL cat, to the point where I was able to pet her anytime.   At this point she was spayed already.   She ran away from strangers. 

I suggest  you try and contact  HUMANE SOCIETY.  in your area and ask them if there are any options for getting reduced   surgery for these cats.   I know money does not grow on trees and you do need to get all those you have fixed.   I have read all the above posts, and they have given you good advice.    Opt for eliminating  them as your last option. 

All the cats running around my home are fixed.   You can see in my Avatar  that they do not bother my chickens ether.  They will live out their entire life here and they do get fed well.  I have a soft heart.  I also have no mice. 

WISHING YOU BEST. :thumbsup

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I am not in Texas, so I can't direct you to a specific place, but this is how it is in the  Chicago area.    There is a program called  TRAP AND RELEASE.  for feral cats.   The organizations involved are ANTI CRUELTY SOCIETY, PAWS,  and maybe a few more.  They are GREAT ORGANIZATIONS........     You bring in your feral cats, they get fixed, and you take them back.    You care for them after surgery, and feed them.   They do not want to leave your area after they know where dinner is served.    THEY NO LONGER MULTIPLY AND POSE ANY OTHER  OVERPOPULATION ISSUES.    The program is a SUCCESS.    In previous times,  catching and killing cats only promoted new cat litters to fill in the void left behind. 
Feral cats can eventually be  tamed. Yes, it is a challenge, but young kittens are much easier than adults.   I have tamed an  adult SUPER FERAL cat, to the point where I was able to pet her anytime.   At this point she was spayed already.   She ran away from strangers. 
I suggest  you try and contact  HUMANE SOCIETY.  in your area and ask them if there are any options for getting reduced   surgery for these cats.   I know money does not grow on trees and you do need to get all those you have fixed.   I have read all the above posts, and they have given you good advice.    Opt for eliminating  them as your last option. 
All the cats running around my home are fixed.   You can see in my Avatar  that they do not bother my chickens ether.  They will live out their entire life here and they do get fed well.  I have a soft heart.  I also have no mice. 
WISHING YOU BEST. thumbsup.gif



I couldn't agree more. In St Louis it is called "quick fix". I've used it myself.

fist time chick owner in 2010, mom to 3, 2 dogs, a new rabbit and hubby too


Added baby duck in 2015.
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fist time chick owner in 2010, mom to 3, 2 dogs, a new rabbit and hubby too


Added baby duck in 2015.
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post #24 of 25

If you really and truly have a 'daddy' cat then your problem may be solved because tom cats will often kill male offspring.  All ferial and most "tame" cats will kill and eat small chicks like we eat peanuts.  Feeding them only works as long as you keep the numbers of cats in check.

Keep your chickens safe from predators, buy and wear fur. 
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post #25 of 25

My stray cat doesn't bother my chickens and is afraid of my goose, so I let her stay.

Just because you caught it in a trap, doesn't make it the killer of your chickens.

 

Poo chart:  https://uconnladybug.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/scatlayout_bottom-worthadam.jpg

Foxes climb:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6YQdi5gbFg and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt8FG9Fblis

Possums eat ticks  http://www.caryinstitute.org/newsroom/opossums-killers-ticks

A Chicken's Life:  https:/...

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Just because you caught it in a trap, doesn't make it the killer of your chickens.

 

Poo chart:  https://uconnladybug.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/scatlayout_bottom-worthadam.jpg

Foxes climb:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6YQdi5gbFg and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt8FG9Fblis

Possums eat ticks  http://www.caryinstitute.org/newsroom/opossums-killers-ticks

A Chicken's Life:  https:/...

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