Cats and chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 4 Dog Boy, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. 4 Dog Boy

    4 Dog Boy Hatching

    Oct 25, 2014
    I'm trying to create a feeding station for our cats that will allow the cats to get to the food but not our Free Range chickens. Is there a passage portal size that will do this? Our chickens are full size Rhode Island Reds. Our cats are average.
  2. Cats can squeeze through some pretty small openings. A smaller cat door may do the trick. If your cats can climb and you are willing to guide them to their food for a while, having the cat door higher off the ground with a climbable surface below may help. I doubt the chickens would try to fly up through an opening like that, especially if there is no landing space in front of it and it is covered by a flap.
    Let us know what you end up doing! Good luck!
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    I think up is going to be your ticket. Chickens can fly well, but something that needs to be climbed would keep them out. We really need more details on your set-up to get more specific.

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