guard cat

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kritter keeper, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. kritter keeper

    kritter keeper In the Brooder

    Jul 5, 2007
    I am new to this crazy chicken love affair. resently my barn cat brought me 2 kittens she decided shoukd be on their own. They were VERY wild when we finally got them in a dog creat to tame them down I didn't have any place to put it so I put it in the new chicken coop. The next moring there were 2 little chicks with the kitten so I just let the kittens have run of the coop. Now every sleeps in a big pile most nights the kittens are in the middle of everyone. By the way their names are Coop and Roost will get pics soon



    Last edited: Jul 6, 2007
  2. FluffyChickenMama

    FluffyChickenMama Songster

    Jun 13, 2007
    ah how cute... chickens are so loveable.. [​IMG]
  3. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

    Jan 15, 2007
    Shepherdstown, WV
    How wonderful! Smart kitties know where its nice and warm to sleep!!
  4. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    How CUTE is that!
  5. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Songster

    Jan 24, 2007
    SW MO
    Good grief! I had no idea kittens would take up with Chickens. and are those guineas in there, also? Can't believe they would let the kittens get close. That is great. Such cute pictures. Thanks for sending.
  6. GoodEgg

    GoodEgg Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    NW Florida
    Our kitten (found in the woods a few weeks ago) has decided the ducks are his littermates. He'd rather be outside playing with them than anywhere else. They are about 5 times his size so his usual game is to run through the bushes along the fenceline and let them chase him, lie down and wait for them to come, and (usually) jump away just before Baka bites him gently on the foot.

    He has a healthy respect for the chickens though. It seems the chickies must think anything I bring in my hands is food, and I brought him to the run the first day I had them outside, and set him down just outside it, to let them see each other and check his reaction. They mobbed the fence and tried to bite him through the wire. He wants to be NOWHERE NEAR them now, which kinda suits me because he's a real hunter in the making and they are not much bigger than he is (the banties are smaller).

    Love the kitties sleeping with the chicks and guineas though. Too cute. [​IMG]

  7. Judymae

    Judymae Songster

    Apr 22, 2007
    Merit, Tx
    I'm not letting my cats see those pics. They want my chickies and not in a good way! Boy would my kitties be JEALOUS!
  8. domromer

    domromer Songster

    May 11, 2007
    That is so sweet.
  9. LaMamaGallina

    LaMamaGallina Songster

    May 7, 2007
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  10. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    That is just too Cute!!

    I thought I might add I have a cat that looks just like your kitten with dark ears. Does yours have blue eyes? Here is a pic of Izzy in the nest box while the girls are out free ranging.

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