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Do cats get along with chickens?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by racuda, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine do. [​IMG]

    The chickens come for the cat food but unfortunately leave a few "deposits" behind.



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  2. kfchickenlady

    kfchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2010
    N.Calif.
    Cute! [​IMG]
     
  3. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Mine too:
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  4. cleoandtheo

    cleoandtheo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sadly, there's no great love between our cat & chickens. Theo-kitty is very interested in the girls, but when she tried to sneak up on them once, all four chickens charged her and gave her quite a scare. She now keeps a respectful, if fearful, distance most of the time.
     
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    They get along, but the chickens rule the backyard.

    Imp
     
  6. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have inside and outside cats. The outside cats don't even glance at the chickens...three of the inside cats try to catch them. I think it's because there are feral chickens that have taught the outside cats that chickens are not to be messed with. I need for mine to get bigger and then maybe they can educate the inside cats.
    sharon
     
  7. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    Quote:This is the same for me. We can't even feed the cat out back anymore because the chickens chase the cat and inhale its food [​IMG]
     
  8. TrystInn

    TrystInn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2009
    Southern Arizona
    Our barncat brings dead mice and rats to our chickens for them to eat. [​IMG] So they love her. She sometimes naps in their coop, as well, especially if the heat lamps are going. In return, the chickens like to climb up on the porch shelving to get to the cat's food to eat it. [​IMG]
     
  9. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:This is the same for me. We can't even feed the cat out back anymore because the chickens chase the cat and inhale its food [​IMG]

    Yeah, I can only feed the outside cats after dark, and sometimes not even them.

    Imp
     
  10. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    They seem to think that chicks are a buffet around here-
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    (They don't get near the chicks until the chicks are grown!

    This is usually what happens-
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