Firstly, I know it's cats, I've seen them myself, so I'm sure it's not skunks, coons or any other creature. There are three or four neighborhood feral cats (that my neighbors claim and feed) that are coming onto my property, attacking my full grown hens during the day, not killing them, but there has been significant feather loss. At night, they manage to get into my coop and actually attack the hens in there as well, but again, can't kill the hens, but are doing a lot of feather damage, and now the egg production has been seriously affected. One larger neighborhood cat did manage to kill a hen a few weeks ago. I'm not interested in live trapping, as most of these cats "belong" to my neighbor and they won't take kindly to my trapping and rehoming their barn cats. My opinion is that these cats need to die. I know that sounds brutal, and I'm not normally an animal killer, but they're threatening my chickens! And keeping food out of my family's bellies. My coop is predator proof, if I go out every night to close the pophole. The pen is mostly predator proof, apparently the cats can get in. It's impossible at this point to do anything further to it to cat proof it. It's very large and finances will not allow modifications at the scale that would be necessary. The girls free range outside the pen during the day, and I can't protect them at all during the day from these crazy cats. Thoughts? Suggestions? Thank you!