Don't Know What To Do

velazquezalexx

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 11, 2014
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I Wanna Know If Cats Our A Danger To Chickens ? So When My Chicks Get Older I Can Get Chicken Wire Help !
 

BantamFan4Life

LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.
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Jun 15, 2012
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Usually cats won't attack chickens. It mainly depends on the cat and the size of the chicken. Welcome to BYC!
 

chickencopper

Chirping
5 Years
Apr 18, 2014
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my cat would grab a chick by itself, but my cats fear the big bird. They think of a chick like a regular bird, then suddenly there are birds as big as them??? My cats fear chickens.
 

Kelsie2290

Free Ranging
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Feb 18, 2011
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Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X4, cats, especially feral cats, can and will kill chickens and chicks. You should use hardware cloth, not chicken wire on your coop, chicken wire is not very strong and other predators like racoons can break right though it.
 

TwoCrows

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Mar 21, 2011
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Welcome to BYC!

I wouldn't take the chances with cats as things do happen. Never use chicken wire to protect your birds. It can be chewed thru very easily by night time predators. Hardware cloth is much preferred.

Good luck with this new adventure you are on and welcome to our flock!
 
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