I've been chasing off a Garfield sized cat for a year now, since we moved in. It poops near my house and the smell of cat poop way off stinks anything my chickens and dogs have ever put out. I actually hunting my yard last summer looking for the pile to shovel out, because I could smell it inside my house. Today was the last straw. I went out late last night. Actually very early this morning to feed and water all the chicks in my brooders. I have 2x4 and hardware wire tops. Sometimes I can barely pry them up, but my husband had made them for me and I love them. I heard a noise outside and got a little paranoid. I finished added fresh feed and pushed the lids down and finally went inside. I was kind of hoping I was going to find my chicken thief and kind of hoping not. Locked the garage door, checked it to make sure it was closed good and went in the house. A couple of hours ago I took my nose away from the hatcher and went out to feed and water again. One brooder lid was slid off and that huge thyroid deased cat jumped out and ran past me. I ran to check my chicks and that fur wearing poop sack had killed or eatten most of my chicks. I'm still crying. I'm so mad right now I want to find it and shoot it! I've seen it hunched down in my yard when I let youngsters out to get used to the yard and I've thrown more rocks and pieces of wood that I can count. There were 36 chicks in that brooder and I think I have 11 left. I think it even sat it's fat behind on some and crushed them while it feasted. I'm not sure what I'm going to buy to take care of it. I'd buy something worth while, but I have a 5 year old grand daughter living with me that can figure out how to get into everything, so since my husband and I got rid of weapons when we got her, I need to find something that can do enough damage. I don't particularly like cats. I don't hate them...well right now I do, but I don't ever want one again. This cat has a death wish and I intend to make it's wish come true. I can hit anything I aim at, but I need something legal, simisafe, but string enough to make sure if I hit it in the ear it goes through. I'm so mad right now and I've even thrown up I'm so upset. Between people who have been taking my birds and this cat, I've lost a lot of money and a lot of birds I truely wanted. Like my blue AM roo that someone ripped the wood frame up on the coop/run and pulled through the hardware wire. I know it was a person because they were too stupid to put the nails into the right holes when they tried to put it back together like I wouldn't notice when I found my favorite bird gone. So I want to kill. What should I buy??????????