Cats with chickens

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by chickenboy7c2d, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. chickenboy7c2d

    chickenboy7c2d Chillin' With My Peeps

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    would a large domestic cat protect chickens from foxes, because i am thinking of getting a cat to protect my chickens?
     
  2. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    No. A smart cat will avoid any potential predators to your chickens and a stupid cat will likely get killed.
     
  3. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    Cats are pretty good at looking out for themselves, but not much else. We have one that broke into the brooder and ate some chicks, but leaves the adult birds alone. The only protection she offers them is the distraction factor!
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Well, the cat might protect your chickens from rats. Although I don't think protection would be the motivation.


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  5. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hillsborough, NC USA
    Cats will only protect their own young, and only for so long. They could care less what happens to anything else. Get a good dog. [​IMG]
     
  6. thebritt

    thebritt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a cat, Fiesty, who we've found sleeping with the chickens! We go to open the coop in the morning, and there she'll be, in an unused nest. She's also a great hunter - once our dog, Blue, chased a rat and it ran through the hogwire fence, where Fiesty took up the hunt/chase - it was pretty cool to watch! But I leave the "guarding" to our GP, Ludwig.
     

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