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Backyard chickens and cat

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by bobcatridge, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. bobcatridge

    bobcatridge Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 29, 2010
    Central California Coast
    We have been letting the chickens roam in the backyard in the evenings while we enjoy the outdoors. We have been trying to keep the cats and dog inside until we can be sure they don't harrass the chickens. Well, somehow our cat Smoke got out but as you can see it worked out fine.

    Smoke eyes one of the chickens

    See I really am harmless and want to be your friend!
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008

    I've had cats and chickens for 20 years, they are hilarious companions!

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2011
    lol. i have ducks, and we just a new kitten, and my ducks chase her all over the yard but all Maggie want too do is play, but i have a overly protective drake and he dont like her near his hens so he chases her every were. its so funny.
  4. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    Great pics. I'm glad you can all enjoy the yard together.
  5. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    Oh My! This is like looking at our cat, Smoke! [​IMG]

    She was raised in a closed off (from the chickens) section of their old coop back in TN and we always joked that she would grow up thinking she was a chicken! [​IMG]

    She loves hanging out with the hens but stays away from the roos.



    Can't wait for hubby to get home from work to show him this!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Edited because I can't spell three letter words...
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2011
  6. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2011
    The cat is saying, "Come, jump on me so we can play." Ha ha
  7. griffinheather

    griffinheather Out Of The Brooder

    May 14, 2011
    Alexandria, LA
    I have a black & white neutered male cat (Mr. Toots) and he was very active in the 'raisinig' of the chiks and ducks so now he lays around in the runs over looking his kingdom. Even the Roo's leave him be! lol!
  8. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

    May 27, 2010
    Reno, Nevada
    My cat, Egor, layed with my hen while she died. I think a lot of cats can make great chicken companions
  9. Firework

    Firework Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2008
    My cats and chickens get along just fine. In fact I even had a sick chicken and a cat live with each other in an inclosed coop for about a month. They did just fine. My Aunts said her broody chicken pecked her cat in the eye. She took the cat into the vet, they gave it some meds and it was ok. The cat hasn't bothered the birds sence.
  10. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2011
    Gaylord, MI
    That second picture is so freaking cute!

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