Neighbor's Cat

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Berlinswhimsy, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. Berlinswhimsy

    Berlinswhimsy Hatching

    May 31, 2008
    Hi--- We struggle with a neighbor's orange tabby cat who continues to pester our chickens. We thought the issue had resolved itself because our chickens are nearly full-grown only to catch the cat carrying our leghorn hen across the yard by the neck this morning!

    Does anyone have any good ideas to get rid of cats! We have a pug dog that isn't very menacing (!).
  2. GaNewChick

    GaNewChick Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    McDonough, Ga.
    Do you know them, have you said anything to them? It also depends on what your local ordinance says about guns. We have in the past shot them with rat shot, doesn't kill them, and they don't come back. I don't believe in the SSS (shoot, shovel, shut up) method.
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2009
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    A good enclosed run will keep the cat out and the chickens in. But do make the neighbors aware of the problem. It's difficult, but not inpossible, to contain a cat. An electric fence works, too.
  4. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    Get a Jersey Giant rooster. See how he likes THAT! [​IMG]
  5. Weewanona

    Weewanona Songster

    Apr 1, 2007
    Wilburton, OK
    Have-a-hart trap & a trip to the local pound. Owners may bail kitty out - and then it starts all over again.

    SSS (which does work)
  6. purr

    purr Songster

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    Quote:yup I would get the biggest roo I could find. Get a breed with a bada$$ rep
  7. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    Quote:yup I would get the biggest roo I could find. Get a breed with a bada$$ rep

    English Game Cock
  8. countrylife

    countrylife Songster

    Jul 22, 2009
    In my county you cannot harm dogs and cats for being on your property, of course unless you live in a town where there are leash laws. You can however dispatch of any cat, dog or predator (unless it is under federal protection) that is harassing, or killing livestock. You could call the sheriffs dept. ask what your options are, then also let your neighbors know what your rights are and that if the cat comes back on to your property you will have no choice but to take action to protect your livestock.
  9. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    It sounds like the neighbors need to keep their cat indoors. It's a privilege, not a right, to have an outdoor cat. That privilege ends when the cat is killing a neighbors pets/livestock.
  10. DWH

    DWH In the Brooder

    Sep 26, 2009
    Do two things get a GOOD Protective Rooster and fence the pen up.

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