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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mdc0414, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. mdc0414

    mdc0414 New Egg

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    Silly question but on farms chickens roam free with barn cats...is it safe to introduce my cats to my chicks or not recommended?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. On farms most free ranging chicks are protected by their mother who has educated cats that her chicks are not to be messed with. Some cats will kill chicks/chickens, some will not. You can introduce your cats to your birds, but do not leave them alone together until you have assessed the behavior of the cats. Even then I would not trust them.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!! Cats are like people, they all have different personalities and are unpredictable. my cat is too lazy to hurt anything, she lays and watches the baby chicks and if they annoy her too much she just gets up and moves, the neighbors cat will eat anything that he has the opportunity to catch.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I wouldn't trust a dog or cat with chicks. Pet + chickens usually = dead chickens. Entertainment for the pets - death for the chicks/chickens.
     
  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  7. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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