hello. I have never owned chickens before but we are going to start our journey this spring. I’m getting ready to order my 1 day old chicks. My daughters really want a few Silkies. We have a very small cat (7lbs). She hunts small births and moles regularly. Don’t worry. She wears a bell. I’m concerned that silkies might be victims of her hunts. Obviously they need to be well protected while tiny babies but what are your thoughts on this once they are full grown? We were hoping to let them free range only when we are out with them before they go in for the night. I am thinking that once they are full grown that they will be to big for her to bother with but I’m just worried. I’m trying to avoid as much heartbreak as possible. I have make all precautions as far as predator proofing my coop and run. Thanks for the advise and I’m so excited to start my new adventure!!