Hope My Cats Don't Like Fresh Chicken

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by arkyartist, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. arkyartist

    arkyartist New Egg

    Feb 21, 2016
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    Just getting started.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    None yet. Still designing & building the coop & runs.

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    Neighbor will gift me some mixed breeds, then I will add specific ones.

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    Another chick-friend.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    Day dreaming. [​IMG]
    Watching cows drift by.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else.

    We bought a 35-acre property and I'm turning it into a park.

    Husband has brought home a dozen cats from the sawmills. I've bottle-raised them, sterilized them, and adopted a Great-Pyr to herd them.

    After I learn how to care for chickens, I'll add some Guinea & Peafowl. The cats are well acquainted with the flocks next-door, so it's really more likely I'll have to keep an eye on our other rescue hound until she learns that she's to guard the chicks inside the fence and not run them out of the fence.
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Your 35 acres sounds fantastic :D Lots of room for lots of chickens!!
    Have you checked out the learning centre? It has lots of great articles that will help you get you started with new chicken adventures. Here is the link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    The coop section also has some great plans if you are still looking for ideas ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coop_Designs

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your new ventures. Be sure to ask any questions, everyone here to help. Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Dogs and cats generally do love fresh chicken, every chance they get. Livestock guardian dogs generally grow up with the flock, herds, whatever you want them to guard and protect. Otherwise they have to be well supervised and trained.
  4. arkyartist

    arkyartist New Egg

    Feb 21, 2016
    Thank you for the welcomes & the links.
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Great to have you join us! Thirty-five acres is a lot of space...for some chickens![​IMG]

    Definitely check out those links left by Yorkshire Coop. If you're worried about your cat getting your chickens, be sure to keep either the chickens or the cat confined so that they cannot reach each other. Here's another helpful link too--regarding predators. https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chicken-predators-pests-how-to-protect-treat-your-flock
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad to have you join us. Gosh 35 acres! You must be very excited to have some much space in which to raise all sorts of animals - good for you!

    All the best
  8. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Sounds like you have some real adventures coming your way, have fun!
  9. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around the run.

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