I had mice issues so got a one year old cat,
i have taken her out on three supervised visits outside, she is very good at climbing and is way to interested in my chickens.
She attacked the smallest of the three adult chickens, so yelled at her and took her inside so lucky no one was hurt.
Today on a visit outside she tried to make her way to the coop.
I fear for my chickens but don't want to get rid of the cat if possible.
The neighbors cats stalk my chickens sometimes, but are really good as they haven't been a problem. My new cat though might be. Any suggestions, I must admit i prefer to keep my chickens over my cat but if i can make they co-exist that would my aim.
PS i have free range my chickens and only put them in there coop at night but a cat who is determined could climb the fencing or a tree and get in there coop as it is not covered above.
I plan on making the cat come inside at night times.