I couldn't figure out why my cats kept whining at me as if I hadn't just fed them an hour ago. Or how they weren't becoming morbidly obese with the amount of food that kept disappearing from their bowls! (Poor things: I'm a vet technician and a little critical of their weight, so I wasn't about to overfeed them. After a few bouts of whining I stopped refilling the bowls. Little did I know...mea culpa!) About three days of this went by before I went out into the garage to find that the chickens had gotten in there and were feasting on dry cat kibble. My cats are too afraid of the chickens to defend their dinner. I'm trying to figure out a way to blockade chickens and not cats, but until I do, is it going to hurt the chickens to eat dry cat food?