Cat Attack

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by chiclet, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. chiclet

    chiclet Out Of The Brooder

    May 10, 2010
    at least i THINK it was...
    all 4 of my bantams were hiding, and wouldn't come out when i called, which is very unusual. I spotted 3 of them wedged in a tight spot, and they came out when they saw me. They were VERY quiet, which i also unusual. The fourth was nowhere. [​IMG]
    I checked my neighbors yard, and found a pile of feathers behind the shed. I saw a cat hiding under the shed, and finally, heard a weak little "sqwack" from behind a pile of bricks. There she was, all tucked in and covered with cobwebs... [​IMG]
    Alot of her back feathers, and a few tail feathers were pulled out, and a little bit of skin missing, but other than that, she seems ok! She let me baby her awhile, walked around the house, laid an egg(!), and i put her in the run with the others. Whew! Major disaster avoided![​IMG]
    All of the girls are very quiet, and laying low right now.
    i think it's time to get some traps.
  2. carrlr

    carrlr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2010
    Southern Illinois
    Wow, sorry you and your chicks had to deal with that. I'd watch to make sure she's eating, drinking, etc. over the next couple days and that the others aren't picking at the area with the missing skin. I would certainly list a cat as a probable suspect. Good luck with the traps.

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