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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Uzuri, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. Uzuri

    Uzuri Songster

    Mar 25, 2009
    Isn't it funny how when you tell someone you want to get chickens all these critters you'd never seen before suddenly show up, waiting?

    Anyway, my brother thinks he's seen a bobcat. Chances are that it was just a big tomcat and bad lighting, but just in case, what do I need to do to secure against a wild cat? If the night roosting area is secure from coons, will that be good enough? Or is there something a bobcat can do that a coon can't?

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Wish you had said what state/country you are in. Chances are if a coon can't get in then neither can a bobcat. But bobcats do hunt during the day some.
  3. Uzuri

    Uzuri Songster

    Mar 25, 2009
    Ohio. They're not real common here; hence my thoughts that it probably wasn't.

    Of course it poured down rain last night, so there wasn't even a chance to look for sign this morning.

    The chickens won't range, they'll be tractored, but I don't know if a cat will dig. That would be the primary danger, I think.

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