Barn Cats and Barn Chickens?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Willow's Meadow, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Willow's Meadow

    Willow's Meadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a big barn and 17 chickens. Next year I want to adopt 2-3 cats from the local shelter(as they have about 30 there right now, and are a no-kill shelter) as barn cats for my barn. My chickens are 9 weeks old right now but by next year they should be pretty big. We have a lot of mice in are barn so thats why I want them......plus we might get a couple horses next year(and what's a horse barn without barn cats????? riggghhhttt [​IMG]). Would my chickens be old enough/big enough that the cats wouldn't bother them? My chickens have a section in the barn as there coop(so they don't just run around the barn).
     
  2. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    I've only had one oversized feral bother my chickens. My indoor/outdoor cats did make off with a few quail but I haven't even lost newly hatched chicks to cats. They are uninterested by the time the chicks are big enough to go outside or with a hen watching over the little ones. Even my cat who will bring in crows and bats prefers pretty much anything to chickens.
     

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