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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Heidi T, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Heidi T

    Heidi T In the Brooder

    Dec 10, 2013
    Greetings from Northern MN. I built a chicken tractor this summer and "rented" two Barred Rocks, Gertrude and Penny. Now we have two Orpingtons (Minerva Louise and Betty) and two Production Reds (Darffy and Fred) all girls. Can you say addiction? I found BYC when it was getting cold and wanted to keep the ladies happy. Thank you!!
    Now for my question. My ladies have adopted a kitten. He learned the coop is warmer than outside (-20 something at night). Is this going to be a problem? I kinda dom't have the heart to toss him out in the cold and the ladies keep him in line.
    Thank you for all the advice for us newbies

  2. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Welcome and thanks for joining BYC! Not sure about the new addition to your flock, but I am sure a cat person will weigh in soon.
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC!
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! There are a number of threads on the Predators and Pests forum about cats and chickens. Like dogs it does depend on the individual animal and situation. There are plenty of people who have barn cats or out door pet cats that get along fine with the chickens, it seems that as long as the pet cats are fed and cared for they don't seem to be a problem with adult hens, I would not count on that extending to chicks or small birds though.
  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    Welcome to BYC! Kelsie gave you some good advice :)
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    If he does work out, he may end up being very protective of his chicken mamas and that would be a good thing.

  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC - kitten in the coop will be a great rodent deterrent.

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