I live in a rural area on two acres with my big dog and 30 chickens. A feral cat has been seen hanging around the property for the last two years, and I'd not thought much about it, but last summer more than just a few of my hen-brooded chicks just disappeared. Three Light Sussax and one Speckled Sussex hen remains (wings, head, tails, and feathers) were found in the field, and just this past month my entire Silkie flock was killed/taken, most beheaded, the whole dead left behind showing no obvious cause of death. Even a fairly large LS cockerel was taken. I think it is this wild cat that has got a taste for chicken, especially bantam Silkies. There are no signs of breaking and entering, no sign of anything, just dead and missing Chickens. Two of the big LS Roos turned up with bloody necks. Happens very early AMs before anyone is up. The cat is hanging about the coops now, but is leaving the larger birds alone. My dog sleeps in the Silkie coop now and seems to keep the one remaining pair safe. I am getting more chicks soon and want this cat GONE. It is way too savvy and addicted to chick and chicken killing.