luck with the banty otonoh
So I go out this morning to feed my ladies and They are all standing around in the hen house. I figure they don't want to go out in the wind and shiver. I fill the feeder and the indoor water( I have some youngins that do not go outside for the abuse yet) and decide to peek in the nesting box to see if anyone is up and at em that early. I have a nesting box I made from an old kitchen cabinet so that my side has the cabinet door and the hen side has 4 holes for nesting 2 on top and 2 under. anyway I open the door and there sits a cat, well half a cat, well a half grown cat sleeping snuggled up to the production red trying to lay. This kitten is not mine but similarly colored to our tabby. I sent him on his way out my side of the nest box, and he ran off like he was shot out of a cannon.
anyone else every have a ferral cat get friendly with your hens?
should I worry about him coming back with the family to feast?
thoughts any one?
that sounds like a chicken friendly cat.. I would have fed it and kept it in the coop for rodent control.. I would keep an eye on it to see how it responded to the very young and small chickens..