Well setting up traps around our coop due to digging around the run has provided intersting results. First I am thrilled we buried our wire well...about 6-8 inches down because this digging could have been an issue. We have caught some feral cats in our neighborhood and relocated them a distance away. Last night we caught a hissing and spitting opossum...nasty little thing. Had a neighbor friend who had trapped a number of them last year said he would dispose of it for me..thank goodness... scared the living daylights out of me. Know we still have some feral cats, but hopefully this helps the issue.
The teens are getting big at 7 weeks of age. Out of the 13 I have 5 roosters. I have someone interested in buying a pure breed one so might get rid of one...might keep the cochin one and we will raise and butcher the other three! First time thinking of meat birds. Want to try them as well. We will see how this goes!