Brother's cat killed 5 birds; 5 others hurt

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by FowlLanguage, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. FowlLanguage

    FowlLanguage Out Of The Brooder

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    If it was anyone else's cat I would kill it. It is a bloodthirsty little rat, and now it knows that it can kill my birds and get away with it. I don't think I have ever wanted to kill an animal more- even when hunting. Some of the birds she killed were only a week old when I got them- some less. I had one of the hens living with me in my room for a couple weeks until it could live outside. One of the ducks was from my August hatch. I used to watch them jump on their momma and slide off her side. You don't know just how much they make your life better until they're gone. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    *raised from duckling/chick
    ~may not make it

    Dead:
    Cayuga (F?)
    Pekin (F)
    Pekin/Runner (too young to tell) *
    Barred Rock (F) *
    Golden Comet (F) *

    Injured:
    True Mallard (M) *
    Mallard (M) ~
    2 Pekin/Runner (too young to tell) *
    Austrolorp or Jersey Giant (F)
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I'm so sorry [​IMG]
    My cat is the same way. She'd kill my chickens in a heartbeat. It's a constant struggle to keep her inside when she wants to get out.
     
  3. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww, little ducklings, too! We have an August duckling that I watch over, she's pretty big. I'm so glad I haven't caught any cats trying to catch any of the ducks where I live. Then again, the hawks take care of them.
     
  4. FowlLanguage

    FowlLanguage Out Of The Brooder

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    Dog this time. I am down to 3 BRs, 3 EEs, 1 SLW, 1 AU or JG, 1 GC, 1 WPR, 1 mallard drake who may or may not make it, and 1 cayuga (don't know the gender) who is badly limping.
     
  5. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry for your loss [​IMG]
    is your yard fenced? It may help to keep the birds enclosed to keep them safe from cats and dogs [​IMG]
     
  6. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Awww, that is heartbreaking....... [​IMG]

    Sounds like your little flock needs a more secure predator proof area.
     
  7. FowlLanguage

    FowlLanguage Out Of The Brooder

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    The coop was perfectly predator-proof until my stupid brother knocked the doors off their hinges and took an ice pick to the chicken wire.
     
  8. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    geez, that doesn't sound safe, how old is he?
     
  9. TrystInn

    TrystInn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He did what? What on earth are your parents going to do to address his animal cruelty?
     
  10. FowlLanguage

    FowlLanguage Out Of The Brooder

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    He'll be 16 in a couple weeks. He loves those birds as much as I do- I just don't think he fully understood that ducks and chickens are quite defenseless. I think that he was under the impression that if they can't get out, nothing can get in.
     

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