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post #11 of 17
A tipped ear means it's been trapped and altered.
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by chbychknchsr View Post

No tipped ears. What would that mean? I'll take email to the spca that's a no kill shelter.

As the person above me said, tipped ears indicates someone has trapped them and had them spayed or neutered. Please make sure that the SPCA really is a no kill shelter, just because it's an SPCA doesn't necessarily mean they won't euthanize the harder-to-adopt out kitties when they need space for friendlier cats. 

 

Also, you should try to see if anyone else in your neighborhood/area are feeding the cats. For a while there was a feral colony in the development I lived in, it started as some people letting their unaltered cats go outside, then nature takes over. There were people on a few different blocks feeding and watering the cats. Eventually we started taking care of the cats because our family are "cat people", so we learned about trap-neuter-release (or TNR for short), got them all fixed and fed them and kept them watered. After a while the cats started mostly staying in our yard for the guaranteed safety, food and water. We were able to socialize many of them and took them to North Shore Animal League, a true no-kill shelter, where they could get adopted. At the end, when we moved we had to leave behind 9 remaining cats. The new family that moved in knew beforehand about the "community cats" (a nicer way than saying feral!) and they and the next door neighbor continued to feed and water them. 

 

TL;DR - There may be other people feeding them. If you can get them into a real no-kill shelter, that's great. If not, as long as your coop and run are built predator safe, they shouldn't be a bother to your hens, and will eventually move on to a new feeding grounds.

~Nikki :)

 

 

Current pets - I have 2 boy kitties, a snowshoe and a brown tabby!

 

Future pets - Adopt 1 or 2 rescue greyhounds, adopt a bonded pair of house bunnies, get a nice "little" flock of chickens (around 12-16, all different breeds!) and some serama chickens as pets! And cats, of course! :P

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~Nikki :)

 

 

Current pets - I have 2 boy kitties, a snowshoe and a brown tabby!

 

Future pets - Adopt 1 or 2 rescue greyhounds, adopt a bonded pair of house bunnies, get a nice "little" flock of chickens (around 12-16, all different breeds!) and some serama chickens as pets! And cats, of course! :P

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post #13 of 17
Thread Starter 
I think you might be better off in a cat group! You don't even own chickens! I don't care if the whole neighborhood is feeding them. If they get in the trap, they're gone. I understand wanting to be nice to them but this is my family's food source!
post #14 of 17
I was just trying to be helpfuland maybe save some cats lives, there's no need for you to be rude. People can love all sorts of animals, we don't have to pick one species. You said yourself they weren't going after your chickens. I'm sure there are people on this site who own chickens and don't want to kill cats just for being born outside. Have a nice day, and sorry for bothering you.

~Nikki :)

 

 

Current pets - I have 2 boy kitties, a snowshoe and a brown tabby!

 

Future pets - Adopt 1 or 2 rescue greyhounds, adopt a bonded pair of house bunnies, get a nice "little" flock of chickens (around 12-16, all different breeds!) and some serama chickens as pets! And cats, of course! :P

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~Nikki :)

 

 

Current pets - I have 2 boy kitties, a snowshoe and a brown tabby!

 

Future pets - Adopt 1 or 2 rescue greyhounds, adopt a bonded pair of house bunnies, get a nice "little" flock of chickens (around 12-16, all different breeds!) and some serama chickens as pets! And cats, of course! :P

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post #15 of 17
Hello!

Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. Good luck with your cat issues.
Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
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Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
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post #16 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thanks! I think we just got a double yolker this morning from our RIR! one of our other hens ( half RIR half BO ) is throwing a fit after I just went and got her egg lol!
post #17 of 17
Awww, that so funny. I had huge guilt when I stole my chickens first eggs. They looked at me with such confusion. lau.gif Double yokers are the best. Congratulations!
Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
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Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
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