Letting them Roam

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

  1. RIArmySGT

    RIArmySGT Out Of 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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    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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