Originally Posted by Oceanseve
Ahh, I thought you were looking for someone who could take care of them right now! I was thinking take care of and rehome. I was interested in Poco's cause I am always looking for a completely black male cat, not that I need one, but that's what my first cat was and I miss having a cat like that. IF you can teach them to not eat chickens I might be interested in them as barn cats and could do that. I'm not sure where you would even start on teaching them to not eat chickens. There is a rescue that relocates feral and stray cats to farms as barn cats I've been wanting to call them, but too afraid they would eat the chickens! I think my husband would shoot me if I suggested keeping another indoor cat.
I'll check the barn kittens tomorrow to see if the black kitten is male. And yes, the two mom cats sharing the responsibility for nursing and caring for three kittens are in a cardboard box in the barn. I need to take a look at those too. I guess tomorrow is kitten inventory day. I'll post some pictures and decide if we're keeping any. They should be eating kitten chow by May 5th, so I can bring them to POOPS if people want to adopt a free kitten.
None of our cats bother the chicks, juveniles, or full grown chickens. Every now and then a chick pops out of a brooder or grow-out pen in the barn, and the cats just watch as I scramble around trying to catch the escapee. I think the cats are entertained by my lack of agility. I have a few free range roosters doing bug patrol. When I open the barn in the morning, I often find one or more roosters snuggled with Thomas, our male cat. I'll have to start carrying my camera in the morning. I've missed too many great pictures because I'm unprepared.