Help needed. The neighbor's cat ate a leghorn -- they are still smallish. But now I'm worried she's developed a taste for chicken and knows where to get them so any of my flock could be at risk. I'm going to try some stuff this morn to deter her but need something quick and easy (i.e. don't have ability right now between caring for kids and caring for my elderly parents to put up a new electric fence, sit and watch them all day when they are out, erect a net roof, etc. reading for ideas online and those are all the go-to solutions but not one I can do in a few hours) I lock them up from about 530 p.m. to 9 a.m. and she got one yesterday afternoon during broad daylight (I'm assuming that was when it happened, I just found the remnants of the small chicken). They are inside chicken wire but I've seen her climb the fenceposts in the pasture and assume she did that to jump in. PLZ let me know if you have any QUICK tips for keeping a chicken-hungry cat from coming back for our babies. I'm going to soak the area around the outside of the run with citronella (allegedly cats hate the smell) and gerry-rig something on the top of the fenceposts so she can't climb them. Please don't suggest shooting the cat, sitting out there all the time, etc. I'm caring for my mom with dementia and my dad with limited mobility and still have 3 kids at home ages 11-17. I can't only let them out when I'm in the yard and I'm not even going to bother to tell the neighbor. The cat roams the neighborhood and always does and always did, I'm not going to shoot someone's pet (she is a pet with a name) even if the owner is irresponsible. Talking to the neighbor to ask it to keep the cat in would just annoy the neighbor and not produce any results. I do have 8 geese in my flock, but they're only 3 weeks old. Nearly as large as the full-grown Rhode Island reds, but still mentally babies and not in "defense" mode yet to bite a cat.