#[email protected]@@!!! cats

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by kstaven, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    If anyone ever tells you that cats will not harm a full grown hen please send them to talk to me.

    Today was the second time in two years I have lost hens to neighbors cats. This time it was a white ameraucana hen. I know it was the cat because I was about 300 ft from the coop when it happened. Literally tore her neck apart after jumping on her.

    Last year it was two Orpingtons three days apart. Caught that cat in the act and pierced its ears with and arrow.
  2. rufus

    rufus Crowing

    May 17, 2007
    Ohhhh! Old ladies like my wife will skin you alive for hurting a cat. Be more discrete in the future. And for what it is worth, if you can sneak the corpse into the street, it is the city's responsiblity to remove the body. Just ring up the sanitation department and report it. It is not that I am so dishonest, but the soil here is rock hard.

  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    I would present the owner of the cat a bill for replacement of the chicken = the value of the eggs that chicken could have potenially layed.
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I agree with both rufus and rooster red. Present that bill if the cat is still alive.
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I'd present the neighbour with her cat AND the bill...
    Just because you think Fluffy wouldn't hurt a fly doesn't mean that she didn't.
  6. schmoo

    schmoo Songster

    May 7, 2007
    West MI.
    Sorry about your chicken. [​IMG]

    I beleive it though outdoor cats can be like wild animals- you should've seen the nasty feral cat I caught in my live trap. That thing was VICIOUS to say the least.
  7. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Awwww, kstaven...I am so sorry for your loss. I agree with the others tho.....go talk with your neighbor about your loss. And...just let them know...one kill deserves another....if ya know what I mean.
  8. kstaven,
    I am like you if you hurt my chickens then I will hurt you. I like to have cats around my place to keep the mice down and whatnot, but when it comes to my chickens if they interfer with my chickens egg laying they get a little buckshot. And yes present your neighbor with a bill for your loss. So sorry about your chicken.

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