I just starting free-ranging my chickens this week. I was happy to find that my cats wouldn't bother them. Today, in their search for edible goodies, the girls wandered farther into the woods bordering our yard. When we were trying to coax them back to the yard/coop/run, one of our cats chased them out of the woods and they ran right into the run. Just want to know being of assistance was kitty's motive, or if he is just somehow more intrigued with them and interested in chasing them for his own ulterior motives, when they are in the woods rather than in the yard. Anyone have experience or knowledge about this? These are my first chickens and I am loving them! They are so beautiful and fun to watch.