WHOA! I missed quite a bit today. Yeesh.
1. I do contain my free range chickens in a 4 foot chain link fence completely surrounding my backyard.
2. My chicks are contained to another fenced in area within the completely surrounded chain link fenced in back yard.
3. I have no idea who owns this cat so talking to them is not an option.
So, they are double fenced in and were when this marauding cat came into my chick area and carried off two of my babies. To say that I am not properly protecting my flock is ignorant. But whatever. This is an open forum and everybody speaks their opinion, and sometimes they are wrong. If/when I trap this cat, it will go to the SPCA. There is a cat that comes over and hangs out with my chickens. She is super sweet and we welcome her over. But this black one I saw yesterday is the culprit of 2 of my babies being killed. I want to catch it.
Why is it that there are leash laws for dogs but absolutely nothing for cats??? I am thinking of getting an outdoor kitten and raising it with my babies so that it loves chickens but keeps rodents and other cats away. Has anyone done this or think it is a good/bad idea?