I was wondering when this day would come... I bought my house only a few months ago and in our offer, we agreed to maintain the feral cat colony that has been here for the last 8 years. The cats are fed daily, twice a day, are spayed/neutered and generally keep to themselves. I moved my chickens out to their coop sometime last week. They've been getting supervised outdoor time almost everyday. Our coop run is currently unfinished. Today it is pouring down raining, and the chicks hadn't been out for a stroll in a couple days so I let them free range. As far as I knew, all the cats were hiding, because of the rain. So I went about doing a few dishes. When I went out to check on the birds, one was gone. A 6 week old silkie. (I know, I made the mistake, it was too young) Is there anyone out there that has a cat colony that lives "peacefully" with their chickens?!? Will a Roo be big enough to protect a flock from the cats. I need some constructive advice, so please don't reply with shoot/trap/surrender... I understand that keeping chickens and cats may prove to be impossible, but I need to see if others are even doing it out there, first.