Bobcat won't leave my chickens alone

Sara S

Crowing
May 13, 2020
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Hello all, I have a flock of about 31 girls, during the day they are free ranged, and during the night I put them away. And at about 12am, a bobcat killed two of my chickens, and left them they're without eating them. This same bobcat, we have caught killing 5 more of my chickens at different times, and returning the next night to try and eat them (of course, we had already removed them). We have gotten inches away from this animal, and it does not flee. We also have a permit to kill the bobcat, but am unsure if there is a better way to get rid of it. Any advice?
Kill it NOW. Well I would. These others have good advice. I would say electric fence deifintely. Those stupid cats 🙄
 

cmom

Hilltop Farm
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:welcome :frow A bobcat killed 14 of my birds one night. It made the mistake of coming back. Once they make a kill they will be back. I have seen others since but they have not taken anymore birds but I do have electric wires around my coops and pens, good heavy duty netting covering my pens and concrete under the gates, all due to losses from predators in the past. Lessons learned the hard way. Good luck...
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There was a very emancipated fox that had been showing up so I put some undeveloped eggs out from my incubator for the fox.
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Becky_

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:welcome :frow A bobcat killed 14 of my birds one night. It made the mistake of coming back. Once they make a kill they will be back. I have seen others since but they have not taken anymore birds but I do have electric wires around my coops and pens, good heavy duty netting covering my pens and concrete under the gates, all due to losses from predators in the past. Lessons learned the hard way. Good luck...
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There was a very emancipated fox that had been showing up so I put some undeveloped eggs out from my incubator for the fox.
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Thanks well need it
 

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