Cat killing a chicken?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Iloveourbabychick, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. Iloveourbabychick

    Iloveourbabychick Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it possible for a cat to kill a full grown bantum chicken?My father has chickens and he said a cat had got in and killed the chicken.We think weasel.What do you think?Also do possums kill chickens?
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yes, a cat can kill a small chicken.
     
  3. Crystalchic

    Crystalchic Gone for a bit

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    My cat kills bunnies,full grown bunnies, squirrels, birds and what ever else he can catch. He is a stalker in every sense of the word. We got him on January 1. He just showed up in our yard. We are not able to keep him because after he kills it he lines the kills up at every exit door leaving our home. His kills look worse than a horror movie. We are looking for a home for him. I can't deal with it
     
  4. Chickenfortress

    Chickenfortress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Possums do kill chickens. In a slow and horrific way, from the evidence. I wondered how a slow and dimwitted animal like that could catch a chicken when a determined kid frequently has troubles doing so, but the question is easily answered by going in your coop at midnight and grabbing a chicken. The fools are even slower and more dimwitted that an oppossum when its dark and they're half asleep. I think they wake about the time their abdominal cavity is empty when a possum grabs them.
     
  5. hoppychicken

    hoppychicken Out Of The Brooder

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    We don't have bantams for that very reason---we have 7 cats. Also, opossums can and do kill chickens. They gut them---it's horrible. Experienced this the hard way---but we got the opossum:D
     
  6. itsme1493

    itsme1493 Out Of The Brooder

    i BOUGHT A TRAP FROM WALMART 25.00 AND I HAVE CAUGHT SO MANY CATS AND A BABY POSSOM NIGHT I LOVE MY TRAP NO MORE CHICKEN ATTACKS OR DEAD HENS
     
  7. purelypoultry

    purelypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cats are definitely predators of chickens.
     
  8. TreeHugger

    TreeHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 cats & 4 of them would probably starve to death before they touched a live chicken. However, one of my cats is a "serial killer" of anything small enough for him to catch & torture. [​IMG] He is one of the reasons my chickens are not allowed to free range.
     
  9. itsme1493

    itsme1493 Out Of The Brooder

    I closed in my barn area to keep everything out at night. I get up everyday at 7 am to let them out to free range but the little chicken stay in because of a hawk loves those little baby chicks.

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  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Is she holding a guinea? lol
     

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