Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by FamilyOfChickens, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. FamilyOfChickens

    FamilyOfChickens Songster

    Mar 24, 2007
    Northwest Indiana
    There's a little grey and white cat hanging around the chicken coops that's really making me and the chickens nervous. A couple of times I've gone out to find some of them (the chickens) on the roof, 5-7' off the ground! I don't want to kill her, as she is friendly towards me, but I definetely don't want to let her stay around.

    We haven't got any live traps, and I don't think my parents will spring (no pun intended) for one anytime soon, so I'd probably have to pay for it myself. *sigh* Also, what if I caught something that I didn't want to? i.e. a coon, fox, bobcat? Short of killing it, what would I do then?

    Maybe I should just get the live trap and see what happens, huh? [​IMG]
  2. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Songster

    May 17, 2007
    Southeast Idaho
    Your animal control might have a trap you could borrow.
    If the cat is friendly, can you take her in to the shelter, or give her a home? My cats don't mess with the chickens, they have been pecked at and learned to keep back. She would learn to respect your chickens.
    If you were able to use a live trap from the animal control people and you caught something, they should then take care of the animal. You wouldn't have to do anything but call them to come and get it.
  3. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Find her a home or take her to a shelter. Or leave her be. I have 6 cats and about 6 feral cats that are always looking at my chickens. They are just curious. If the cats get to close to the fence they get a good lil peck on the nose. Most cats won't mess with adult standard chickens.

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