Yesterday I went out to check on my ladies. I was allowing them to roam our yard during the day. I figured as much as my dogs are in and out, that the cats wouldn't be an issue during the day. Well, three of our girls were in the pen, and our RIR, the lead lady, was not. A quick scan of their normal hangouts revealed a brown mound where there shouldn't have been.... It was Frenchie... And to add to the ordeal, my wife was standing beside me when I found her. She was still warm, so I figure Id only been minutes late. AND I know it was a feral cat. I catch them standing on the fence Watching my girls. I'm sure she fought back and/or struggled. It was a mess. Now one bird down, and mad as all get out, I'm trying to deter them from my babies. Since I cant kill them. Which would make me most at ease. I have started spreading orange peels around the perimeter. I am going to attach string above the top of my fence. I've read that it works. Maybe apple cider vinegar on the posts. IDK. I hate the flippin nasty evil creatures. Id love for them to find a more appealing yard to occupy. Any other ideas? Suggestions? I'll pretty much try anything. Thanks for reading!