I had cats for years, but my husband developed an allergy and we had to keep them in our garage until the grew old and passed away. After they passed, we developed a rodent problem in the garage which we took care of. Now, we have chickens and another rodent problem. I am finding droppings in the coops even after taking up their food at night. I was wondering if anyone has experience with raising a cat with chickens to keep the pests down. I would love to adopt a cat/kitten, but it would have to remain outside due to allergies. I was wondering if I could let it sleep in the coop. I would not let it around small chicks. What are your thoughts/experiences? Thanks.