Hi, from Malaga, Spain

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Quijote, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Quijote

    Quijote Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 22, 2011
    Hi friends.
    I´m an architect on the verge of retirement (escuse my bad english, but it is hard for spanish)
    My passion is the nature world, plants and animals and I hope to change house in the country, not too far from town thougt.
    When I child remember the chikens runing about the yard of my granmother and it´s a happyness picture, like the heaven gate opening.
    I would like to design a good and simply coop, and it will be my begenig among you.
    I have had cats but never chikens thearfore I now almost nothing about.
    Well, my first doubt is about chikens and cats close betwen. you now...
    My best regards.
  2. groundpecker

    groundpecker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2011
    Rison, Arkansas
    Welcome to byc. Whatever your questions are, i'm sure you can find the answers here.
    My 2 cats are more scared of the chickens than the chickens are scared of the cats, due to a mean rooster.
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2011
  3. ChicKat

    ChicKat Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Hi Quijote

    Welcome to the BYC forum. We will look forward to hearing how your retirement plans and the chicken keeping will unfold.

    We have a very old cat, who is very good at killing mice and gophers. She sits and watches the chickens, but never ever threatens them. I think she likes to watch them as much as we do.
  4. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC
  5. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  6. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Hello and welcome to BYC from Ohio in the United States!

    So glad you've joined and I think it's really nice when the different cultures can come together on a website and share common interests!

    Good luck with your retirement and I hope you find a really nice little place in the country to raise your future chickens. I would say, watch out for the cats when your chickens are just little babies, but usually, once they grow up, if they are a large fowl size, you don't have to worry about the cats. If you pick a small sized (bantam) breed, then you still have to watch out for the cats.

    I would just be careful to build a nice safe (cat proof) coop and chicken run, and you will be in good shape!

    Take care,

  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi Quijote and Bienvenido a BYC [​IMG] from Michigan, USA
  8. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! So glad to have you with us!

  9. Stephanie739

    Stephanie739 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2011
    Hello there, welcoming you from Virginia. I have 3 cats, 2 dogs, and many chickens. I do have to watch the cats with the baby chickens (one cat in particular, pictured below) but once the chicks have grown, the cats keep their distance for fear of being pecked! All the animals seem to tolerate one another fairly well. My dogs seem to really like the chickens. The little black dog even sleeps with the chickens on occasion and was very concerned when the rooster was being a little pushy with a little leghorn. Anyway, so glad you joined. [​IMG]

  10. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC. I've been to Malaga and Torremolinos...loved it!

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