I lost my partridge silkie pair to something yesterday. I'm thinking it was probably a cat. We have 5-6 foot fencing around the coop, one chicken was dead inside that area, the other was dead outside. Neither were remotely eaten and the only injuries were neck wounds. We've had someone's chubby house cat hanging around, darn things love killing for fun. Needless to say, I won't be getting any more bantams for the time being. I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions as to what breed of hen might be helpful in protecting my flock. I currently have two easter egger mutts left. I know obviously a rooster will do the job, but I doubt the neighbors will be appreciative (it's a rather residential neighborhood). I need a big mean mamma hen! Though if she loves me but hates cats I won't complain.