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Letting them Roam

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by RIArmySGT, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. RIArmySGT

    RIArmySGT In the Brooder

    Mar 16, 2013
    So at night i want to let my Ladies walk around my yard. My yard is not fenced in, but from what i read they will not go to far from the coop. Only concern i have is there is an Orange cat that roams the streets. I have seen this thing kill rabbits. I have seen it sit out side my coop, which i scared it away with my paintball gun. I know my chickens are bigger than the cat but should i be worried? Thanks

  2. Teery

    Teery Chirping

    Aug 16, 2013
    Inland Empire So. Cal
    Get a dog or live trap. Relocate the cat to the animal shelter.
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

    Apr 11, 2011
    Your chicken wont be walking anywhere at night, they'll be sleeping ;)

    I have 2 cats that regularly leave rabbits and squirrels on my front porch (ew), but they know better to mess with the chickens. And I have bantam Silkies. The cats learned that their shiny eyes and chicken beaks arent a good mix, and that those fuzzy things are scary when they all start clucking at the same time :)

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