Are there any tips for deterring a cat from stalking a flock of hens? The cat refuses to be indoors all day and I hate to keep the hens locked up in the coop; I spray the cat with the hose when I see him near them, but I am pretty sure he's obviously smart enough to know when I'm not going to be there and he will have his chance. Despite our best care, we lost one hen from a horrible wound in her breast, and I am willing to bet it was the cat. I know the obvious answer is probably to leave them in the coop 24/7, but besides that....Dumb question but, moth balls around the chicken yard or something? The hens are only about 13 weeks old..he steers clear of our two turkey hens, probably because they are too large? Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!