So my mom asked me this evening if I would post on here and ask her question for her. She wanted to know if anyone has ever been sucessful in teaching their cats not to bother their chickens. She has built a predator proof pen (with the help of info learned here) but she was thinking of free-range time. Our two kitties are the most funny kitties ever, they think they are dogs, play with the dogs, let them chew on themand bowl them over, and beg for food. As my mom was asking me this, I looked at her doubtfully and said "They are going to tell you it can't be done!" and she started to protest about how she had seen pictures of peoples cats with their chickens on here at some point, then adds "Well they were big chickens in the pictures, so the cats probably learned they would get pecked pecked pecked with the big beaks and so the kitties said "Ohh Im a good kitty, dont hurt me chicken"" So then I suddenly came up with an idea, and said "Ohh I know! You need a human sized bird costume with a big beak, and you could go after the kitties going peck peck peck, and that would teach them to be respectful!"' What do you guys think??????