Keeping cat away from poultry?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by shotgunranch, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. shotgunranch

    shotgunranch New Egg

    Aug 14, 2016
    Limon, CO
    Are there any suggestions for keeping a cat away from my poultry? I have turkey poults in a 2x4 and poultry wire pen in my loafing shed. At a week old, a cat pulled one through the wire and carried it off so I lined the inside with cardboard so the cat couldn't reach in. Now at almost four weeks old I found one between the cardboard and wire half eaten with cat tracks on the outside of the pen. I caught the cat in a live trap last night and my wife doesn't want me to kill it, but can't find anyone to take it off our hands. I don't mind it hanging around keeping mice and rabbits away from my hay and feed shed, but I can't let it kill my birds. Any suggestions as to how we can all coexist together?
  2. Cherib603

    Cherib603 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2016
    New Hampshire
    Hardware cloth. Period.
  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place True BYC Addict

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    Welcome! Hardware cloth with 2"x4" woven wire on top, very well secured. Predator protection is VERY important! [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Mary

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