Ferral Tom Cat VS. Chickens

roachman

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jul 31, 2011
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This morning I was sitting on the deck having my cup of coffee at sunrise. My Black Sex linked pullet gave out a warning cry. A tom cat had jumped over our fence in the backyard. and He was stalking her. All of a sudden my two dominate Silver Laced Wynodottes came running out of the backyard. They stopped in their tracks when they saw the cat. All of a sudden their neck feathers flaired up and they began screaming. In a flash they had charged the cat, followed by 8 other screaming chickens. The cat had no idea what to do. He arched his back and blew his tail up. He hissed and spit at them. He made a B- line and jummped over the fence, he was gone in a cloud of dust. The chickens remained at the fence watching the cat run away still screaming and clucking. I cannot believe what I saw.
They were like a pact of Raptors chasing down their prey. I am very proud of my girls, especially proud of my two dominate females who protected the other girls. There will be extra treats, hugs and kisses today. I LOVE MY GIRLS !!
 

mysweetgypsy

Chirping
8 Years
May 1, 2011
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I've seen my old farm cat run from my little flock several times. Just yesterday they ran for treats, scared the cat, and he ran as if he were on fire!
It is an aweful lot of fun to see!
 

Bat Cave Silkies

Songster
9 Years
Feb 11, 2010
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Bat Cave, NC
Score 1 for the chickees----but that cat will be back....

I know many will disagree with me, as is their right, but I trap feral cats and SSS.

Feral cats WILL kill chickens; usually isolating and honing in on the bird free ranging by itself
 

ChikeeMomma

Songster
10 Years
Mar 29, 2009
1,453
5
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Mid Michigan
Hehe! Chickens are funny! I had two males that were good sized cats. They were nice to the chickens, but the same could not be said of the chickens. I always had a couple who would go right after them. I still have the boys mom. She is on the small side. She lays amongst them and they never go after her. It's kinda funny how they would go after the big boys, but leave her alone.
 

vclark321

Chirping
8 Years
Jul 30, 2011
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Bonney Lake
What a riot that must have been! I think chickens are, hands down, the most entertaining animals I have ever had! Way to go girls!
 

kstaven

Crowing
Premium Feather Member
12 Years
Jan 26, 2007
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I agree. He will be back and wait for the opportunity to single out a chicken. Contrary to popular opinion many chickens get seriously injured or killed by feral cats.
 

luvinrunnin

Songster
8 Years
May 12, 2011
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Please also note that birds (not sure about poultry though) are VERY susceptible to the bacteria that cats harbor in/under their nails, so even if the cat just scratches the chicken and does no other harm, they could lose their life to bacterial infection.
 

roachman

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jul 31, 2011
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well you guys were right, he came back but was in the next yard just looking,, and as soon as the girls zero in on him ,he was gone in a heart beat. plus my 2 French bull dogs saw him too and went nuts to get at him,, this time I think he learn his lesson, don't mess with my girls and the Bullies or they will get you
 

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