wild cats

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by NarutoTn, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. NarutoTn

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    dont ever forget about cats i learnt that the hard way
     
  2. horsejody

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    What happened?
     
  3. NarutoTn

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    my dad was just worried about the hawks but never thought of wild cats
     
  4. horsejody

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    Feral cats usually only bother young chicks. They aren't usually much trouble for full grown chickens.
     
  5. Wolf-Kim

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    What type of cats are we talking of? Because there are feral domestic cats and then there are truly wild cats, bobcats and cougar, etc.

    -Kim
     
  6. Castaway

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    Quote:By young you mean up to 4 weeks, up to a year, or what? I ask because I have a 11 week old leghorn that was about to confront my neighbor's cat. When she gets 6 months old I'm afraid she might get a little too cocky and get hurt.
     
  7. horsejody

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    Quote:By young you mean up to 4 weeks, up to a year, or what? I ask because I have a 11 week old leghorn that was about to confront my neighbor's cat. When she gets 6 months old I'm afraid she might get a little too cocky and get hurt.

    My cats won't even bother bantams. For safety sake, I would protect them from cats until they are at leat 2/3 their expected adult size. A good rooster or a mama hen is also good for teaching lessons to cats.
     
  8. NarutoTn

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    they were about 1 to 2 months old
     
  9. NarutoTn

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    the cat was 2-3ft in length and stands around a foot tall grey fur and deep green eyes
     
  10. NarutoTn

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    i need help
     

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