Apparently a neighborhood cat has been hunting my birds. I had a Cayuga on a clutch of eggs under a huge juniper bush, and something (I thought owl at the time) got her. Days later, in the evening a young duck and an adult drake were taken. Unfortunately, I was out for the evening and son did not close up the coop until after it was dark. The cat apparently got into the coop and took the duckling and the drake after he chased them outside. My mistake for leaving the coop door open too long into the evening, but I'm wondering if I see the cat in the day what nonlethal means I can take to scare it off. Was thinking slingshot with some dried beans or something in it. Of course I'll be closing up the coop right after the fowl go in early evening, and son has been instructed about the importance of this now. I've lost about $100 worth of birds to a stinkin' cat. I believe it's a cat because there was no feasting, just kill zone to the necks. Ideas? This sucks. I'd love to get the neighbor to pay but not sure which cat or whose cat.