I have seen the same feral cat in my neighbors' yards over the past several weeks. It watches us and if we come within 25 feet it bails, so I highly doubt it belongs to anyone. Yesterday when my husband went out to close the chickens in for the night, he said this cat was hanging out in the run. It took off when it saw him. The chickens had already gone into their coop. If this cat was going to attack, do you think it would have by now? The run isn't enclosed, just a large fenced area around the coop. We live urban and haven't ever had a predator issue in going on 2 years of having chickens. My mother told me to put food out for the cat, but I'm afraid it may be a bad idea. Thoughts? Don't get me wrong, I love cats (I have 5 indoors!) and I don't want it to starve but I just don't want to unknowingly promote a feral cat problem or encourage an attack on my girls. Naively, I never imagined the cat could be an issue until last night. We have 5 standard size birds, largest is a buff orp and smallest is a white leghorn.