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The Cat Came Back

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ChicknBaron, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. ChicknBaron

    ChicknBaron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Recently I've been seeing a cat "scouting" out the chicken run. And just now in the last two days i've found huge amounts of feathers from two different chickens in the grass. I know it was a cat because every night when i put the chickens in he is making his way for the coop and then we scare him off. The Barred Plymouth Rock looked fine but the Buff Orpington got it much worse the next day. She had blood all over her head & neck and a few lacerations on her back. I sprayed a little diluted soapy water on the BO, but i'm not sure if thats enough to keep her from getting infections tho. So to try and keep the cat from coming back i've set a live trap by the coop until i catch it, and kept the chickens locked up so it wouldnt happen any more. Mainly just want any suggestions from anybody on if i'm treating the wounds right?? PPA! (Personal Preferences Appreciated)
     
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just keep it clean you can put antibiotic ointment ( for people) on her. she will heal quickly. You go t to work on that cat next!
     
  3. ChicknBaron

    ChicknBaron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I'm workin on it![​IMG]
     
  4. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    Hope you get the cat.I like to spray any open wounds with blue kote so others don't peck at the wound.
     
  5. ChicknBaron

    ChicknBaron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What's Blue kote? is it like sav or triple antibiotic ointment?[​IMG]
     
  6. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blue Kote is a quick-drying, protective wound dressing to treat ringworm, skin abrasions and surface wounds
     
  7. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    I haven't any injuries (thank goodness) so i can't help you there. If the life trap doesn't work, then lock the chickens up until he goes away, and take any other food sources away. obviously, you can't take ALL food away, since cats can hunt, but if the eaiser food is away, he'll move on. personal experience.
     
  8. ChicknBaron

    ChicknBaron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ive had them locked up for a few days, and no sign of the cat since, so i let them out this morning, they're used to always getting out and were tired of being cooped up... so hopefully it wasnt a bad decision[​IMG]
     
  9. ChicknBaron

    ChicknBaron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you know any places i could get some??? is it very expensive???
     
  10. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Blue Kote ? Probably a feed store or tack shop.

    I thought I was nuts, but both of my roosters, at different times, had blood on their back where the tail starts, like something grabbed them. I'm thinking cat too, because I see one around , and because my cart is parked outside and has cat paw prints on the seat every night.
     

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