I know it would be pretty much impossible to have young, small chickens around cats because the cats would try to kill them. But how old could a chicken be that a cat wouldn't bother with the chicken and would leave it alone? I was looking at the shelter's website and there is 3-4 pages of cats that are up for adoption(this shelter is NOT a no-kill shelter ). Cat after cat for adoption and I just wanted the list to stop!!!!!! Since we moved I can have a couple cats(if not more). But they would have to be barn cats and I wouldn't want them to mess with my chickens(since the chickens live in the barn). I feel SOOOO bad for all these cats.....sometimes its so easy to forget about all those animals sitting in lonely shelters while all your animals are safe, warm, loved and cozy in the barn and the dogs are up on the bed at night.