Cats and young chickens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kardar2, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. kardar2

    kardar2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,
    Now I know cats won't go after full size chickens. But I am going to let my 8- 10 week chicken out to free range. And wonder if I should put up a temporary fence.your thoughts
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on the cat.
     
  3. kardar2

    kardar2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Nieghbor, we live out off dry creek Rd now. Yep I guess your right our cats killed a quail also thanks
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    My own stinking barn cats were my worst predators for a year or so. Chicks up to almost 3 months were fair game, and Silkies up to about 6 months.

    they've never gone after an adult bird, even a bantam. So it's not all size, some is the attitude of the prey.
     

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