We are going to be getting our first chickens soon so I've been on here reading up on what precautions to take. Our neighbor has a cat that crosses our yard on a daily basis to hunt the field on the other side of our property. Our German Shepherd has gotten used to the cat and usually will let it cross without chasing or barking. Our run is completely fenced on all sides and on top so I'm not too worried about when they're in there. My concern would be if we decide to let them free range, would the cat be a problem? We also have quite a few fox and racoons along with a coyote or 2 from time to time. We've seen the fox and coyote a few times during the day but the coons are usually caught on trail camera at night.