Starting to really hate feral cats!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Jesusfreak101, Oct 31, 2015.

  1. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 2, 2015
    My Coop
    Well the black sex link hen i was concerned about (possible internally/bond egg she was acting normal running normal) got taken this morning by whats we are pretty sure was a cat as the prints are cat prints most with out claws and small plus it jumped through a cattle panal (2ft/half way) we have chicken/horse panal that covers most areas this was the weakest point of the fence because we ran out so we cut the fencing in half for a temporary thing. It must be a big *** tom cat (saw one interested in hens me and cats chased it off) to carry off a full size hen over a dang fence... My husband out hunting for it and our bird now. Our female cat chased the cat off but not before he got a hen so he must be bigger then her... And it must pay big time. My other hens were hiding until i went outside and called saying it was safe so it scared them
    It must suffer!!!
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    A live trap is my defense against wandering cats. I am at my limit on how many of my chickens they kill......
  3. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 2, 2015
    My Coop
    Sadly we cat use a live trap because one of ours might get caught and they are the protectors of the flock (this is the first feral cat since to get a hen since they have started guarding the hens) so yeah.
  4. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

    Feb 25, 2014
    Northwestern Wyoming
    My Coop
    Enola, do you remember how much trouble I got into last year when I went off on cats? I had to get back to the Porch post-haste! I haven't changed my feelings one bit!
  5. Folly's place

    Folly's place True BYC Addict

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    Lock your cats inside and set live traps, then send the culprits to Animal Control, or somewhere. I trap and find homes for nice cats, and eliminate the wild ones. Mary
  6. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Yep, I remember! You didn't deserve it either.[​IMG]

    I figure if you want to keep your cat, you better keep it off my property. A cat in my yard won't be there long.......
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  7. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a mother and a few kittens that just moved into my barn, they will be permanently evicted shortly as soon as the kittens are break away from mom and can be trapped...
  8. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 2, 2015
    My Coop
    My cats are outside cats sorry but bring phebie in would be fine but garfield pees everywhere with in a few minutes of being inside the house and if the cat didnt want to die it should not have killed my chicken there are plenty of doves and other critters for them to kill and plenty of cat food in the barn were his grandfather feeds his strays that dont mess with our hens so he fair game in my book.
  9. ChicksAre4Kids

    ChicksAre4Kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 19, 2015
    A "pet" in YOUR yard could be a "PREDATOR" in MINE!

    Though humane, I do not suffer ANY predators on my land.

    As always though, your best offense is a good defence!
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2015
  10. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2015
    Void where prohibited.
    Feral cats are the worst!

    Such as Blooie's problem in the past, I too had some move in under a mobile home. The mother had torn the insulation on the bottom, and made a nest inside it.
    Before I knew it there were cats and kittens all over the place. Then there were the fights all night.
    I had a helper who lived with us. She loved cats. I told her not to feed them so they might go away. Well I came to find she was sneaking them food the whole time.

    I shot the main Mother, and was able to trap about 10 cats. Fortunately I had a friend with a horse rescue that wanted them for his barn, so I delivered them one by one.

    Then there was the time last year my wife took in a kitty. It was about the same time we closed the restaurant and moved back to the hills. The cat got pregnant before she could get it spayed.
    The cat had 6 kittens. And she couldn't find homes for them all. So she decided to keep them. I told her she couldn't have 7 cats up here. I didn't mean she couldn't have them, but you can't have 7 cats in a desert environment. They pee and poo all over the place, and the smell draws the coyotes in.

    Once the coyotes figured it out, all 7 cats disappeared within a week. Meals on wheels, as the coyotes like to call them.

    We won't be doing that again.

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