Hello everyone, I'm happy to have discovered Backyard Chickens, having raised them for 38 years or so on our small family farm in the Santa Cruz Mountains, CA. If anyone knows about bobcat behavior, I'd love an answer to the above question, having just lost 8 chickens and 3 ducks to a seemingly wanton bobcat attack. My husband and son saw the animal, so there's no doubt who created the carnage. Please see my post from yesterday here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...omething-roosters-and-hens-lefty-for-dead/30/. Scroll down to the last entry on that page (4). It was a response to someone who said that bobcats do not kill more than they can eat. Our recent flock was mostly Dominiques and Delawares plus a really beautiful Araucana rooster, now deceased. Still grieving, but also excited about learning more here about raising chickens.