My husband was outside taking care of some ant mounds around the yard, the chickens were free ranging~I was just about to put them up for the night although it isn't dark yet. It is 7:30. Dh said he saw a bobcat come out of the woods and grab one of our chickens (a white leghorn roo). He tried to chase it off and it ran away with the chicken in it's mouth How can I prevent this from happening again? Do bobcats come out in the middle of the day too? Will this same one keep coming back?? Can we trap it, kill it, etc? The coop hasn't been messed with, so I'm sure they are safe in there, but they love free ranging. Ugh. My son is devastated. We were just out there playing with them and feeding them a few minutes ago, and now there are feathers all over and the other chickens look terrified.