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 Songster

    Apr 16, 2010
    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 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 Crowing

    Jun 15, 2008
    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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