My chicks are still little, 5 weeks old, and have to take turns with the cats. I have to keep the cats in when we open the door for the chicks, and vice versa. I have been outside with the chicks when someone has accidentally let a cat out. They stalk it and have "kill" written all over them. I've yelled at them, jumped at them...without fazing them one bit. Will there come a time when the chickens and cats can be out together? I hope, b/c that's what I keep saying....when the chickens get older they'll defend themselves, and the cats will leave them alone. Please tell me that's right. Oh, and 2 are bantams, 2 standard.