I went outside this morning to open the chicken coops and I heard A LOT of growling coming from the igloo dog house that I have on my back porch for my feral cats to sleep in. I looked inside and this is what I saw. I guess this is why I haven't seen a live mouse or rat in years. Their mouse/rat killing pays their rent. The cats can stay as long as they want. The good thing about these feral cats is that they have NEVER harmed any of my chickens. Although they are feral, I can still handle them to adminster meds when needed and to take them in for spay and neutering after I have established trust with them.