A cat problem,

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Tikkajazz94, Jun 7, 2008.

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  1. Tikkajazz94

    Tikkajazz94 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am buying a house that has 2 cats in it,
    I have 26 rir chicks about a week old,
    Can cats and chicks/chickens get along in the same space?
     
  2. Tikkajazz94

    Tikkajazz94 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is anybody going to reply?
     
  3. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Most cats get along well and some are even protective of adult chickens. However, I would keep them separated as long as the chicks are little...they look wayyyyy too tempting at that point. I have stray cats that always hang out with my chickens and the only problem ever was when my rooster was alive and HE attacked one of the cats.

    Edit to add, once the chickens are bigger and CAN be with the cats, they are a wonderful way to make sure rats and mice stay out of your feed.
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2008
  4. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    I keep them separated in till the chicks where where bigger at 8wks they meet but each cat is different.
    - Cat owner of 13 cats 3 4days
    younger then the chicks [​IMG]
     
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  5. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I've got 24 chickens and 2 outdoor cats and 1 dog. They can co-exist. BUT not with chicks. My dog and my cats would munch down the chicks like a handful of nuggets.
     
  6. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    This is a double post so I'm closing it. Please go HERE to continue with the conversation.
     
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