chickens adopt a kitten

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by fivestring, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. fivestring

    fivestring Songster

    Nov 15, 2008
    Nashville Georgia
    We had a stray kitten show up out of nowhere last week. For a couple days, it hid out under the coop and I think it was sneaking into the run and eating the rooster's food 'cause I noticed the feed was disappearing faster than usual. The kitten would run away as soon as any humans got near the coop. At least until Friday....

    I came home from work to find the kitten laying on the chicken's ramp to the coop, sunning itself. INSIDE the fencing, with the HENS! Now you need to understand that I tried a few weeks ago to introduce a silkie to the hens and had to step in to save the poor little silkie from being instantly pecked to death by the whole hen gang. But here's this kitten, laying in the middle of the hen's run, sunning itself. The hens weren't interested in the kitten at all. Hmm....

    Then today took the proverbial cake. I have one orpington hen, a nasty ol' gal on a good day, who has currently gone broody. She sits in the nest all day long and as soon as I lift the lid on the nest box to gather eggs, her feathers ruffle up and judging from the noises emanating from that bird, I swear she is demon possessed. She hisses and snarls at me. Usually followed by several attempts to peck anything within reach.

    Well, guess where we found lil' kitty today? Yup, in the nest box with Ms. Nasty Attitude Orpington! What gives!?! She'll peck the hand that feeds her goodies on a daily basis, but lets a kitten crawl in and share a nest with her?

    I wish I could have gotten a photo or two just for cuteness sake, but the kitten is too skittish to sit still for that. We have since captured kitty (with much clawing a biting from said feline) and brought her in the house. We are very far along with taming her with the use of baloney and milk. She is now sleeping on my DD's bed. I guess the farmette just took on another passenger....
  2. littlebowpeeps

    littlebowpeeps In the Brooder

    Apr 27, 2009
    Oak Harbor WA
    oh that's a kodak moment!!
  3. LegHorn-BusHorn

    LegHorn-BusHorn Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Near STL mo
    That is a really awesome sorry. Good luck with the new kitty![​IMG]
  4. ClairedeLune

    ClairedeLune Songster

    Apr 13, 2009
    Denver, Colorado
    Cute! We're getting a new kitty and hopefully this one will be a mouser. (clears throat) Unlike SOMEBODY I know, that being my cat Max.
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    How cute is that!! Sure wish you were able to get a pic. that would have been priceless! [​IMG]
  6. This is quite possibly one of the most adorable things I have ever heard, if not THE most adorable thing I have ever heard!
  7. CrazyChickieMama

    CrazyChickieMama Songster

    Feb 23, 2008
    Bolton, NC
    Is there a person dropping kittens off in coops? I just had a kitten move in with mine this week too!!!!!!
  8. Please, please, please get a picture! [​IMG] I've heard of cats adopting chicks but not the other way around! [​IMG]
  9. thebritt

    thebritt Songster

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    We have an adopted cat that I've found several times in the coop - in the morning when I let them out! I open the hatch door, and the first one to pop out is....a cat! I've seen her sleeping an an unused nest box during the day before - I just didn't think to check for her at night. One good thing - no signs of rats when she hangs out in there! GOOD KITTY!
  10. CrazyChickieMama

    CrazyChickieMama Songster

    Feb 23, 2008
    Bolton, NC
    just had to get rid of our kitten [​IMG] she decided to eat my silkie, 2 cochins and EE fault for not securing their pen enough....still makes me sad though!!!

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