I have an outside cat, the first outside cat I've owned in alot of years. I had siamese, but they were strictly indoors and if by chance they saw a mouse skitter across the floor they expected ME to do something about it. Anyhow, back to this so-called barn cat. She's killing everything! I didn't really mind her killing the mice or even the moles. She even caught the mutant sized rat that lived in the shop (my SO has pledged his undying love to her for this). Now she has moved on to the songbirds and catches something at least once a day. This morning when I walked outside there was a large dead squirrel waiting for me on the stoop (and I swear the cat was grinning...she knows it grosses me out). I despise her killing the songbirds. I really hate to even fill the feeders anymore because I feel like all I'm doing is inviting them to the kitty buffet. This really bothers me because I'm afraid about what's gonna happen with the chickens. I know I can keep them safe in their run and coop for the most part, but I had hoped to be able to free range them a bit once they got grown. Any suggestions as to how to cut down on her successful kill rate? The cutesy little belled collar didn't work. And stupid question ahead~~~~> Will a full grown rooster have any effectiveness as far as protecting the hens go? P.S. To answer the obvious question: Yes, she's well fed; twice a day plus treats and no, getting rid of her isn't an option. Not only do I feel deeply that choosing to have an animal is a lifetime commitent but there's the old SO and the mutant rat thingy.