how bad of a problem can a cat be?

snooptwomey

Songster
8 Years
Aug 26, 2011
307
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Newark, DE
I noticed a cat around my coop last night, so I chased him away. Than again this morning it was out around by my run so i let the dog out to investigate
How often do people have cat attacks?
 

NoelTate

Songster
11 Years
Apr 8, 2008
584
7
151
Mobile, AL
I have heard stories about people having chickens killed by feral cats, but there are at least three big ol toms that cross my property who have never bothered my chickens a bit.
 

Cowgirl75446

Songster
9 Years
Feb 28, 2011
404
8
159
Texas
Hi, I have raised chickens for many years. My cats have never bothered my chickens or even my little chicks, but they have been around them all their lives. I am sure some cats would kill chickens though. Just keep an eye on it.
 

CarolJ

Dogwood Trace Farm
8 Years
Jun 3, 2011
2,003
98
173
Middle Tennessee
My cat tried to stalk my chickens when I first got them. He soon learned, though, that he can't have them. I kept saying NO! to him each time he's start creeping up on them. Now he still likes to get into the coop - but he tries to eat their food rather than bothering them.
 

CluckyJay

Songster
8 Years
Feb 23, 2011
1,596
13
163
Crossville, Tennessee
Had a large feral tom cat snatch my hen right from under my nose. He was that fast. She was only about five feet from me. He killed three of my hens before we could shoot him.
 

major

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jan 6, 2012
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0
32
I had a cat eyeing up my three hens about 2 mouths ago i got feed up scaring it off so i sat (with a jug of water) and watched to see what the cat did...!
The cat jumped to the ground and started stroking my Light Sussex, She pop her head my looked side on at the cat them stood bolt up right neck in the air then a big brooooooooooooooooook
next thing the cat new the Light Sussex was at full steam for him but at the same time my other 2 hens jumped in the air wings open coming down feet first on the cat.!
I never new chicken where that violent?
My Sussex had a bit of fluff in her beak for about 10 mins just walking around with it

I never seen a cat since but as my girls our big i don't think cats are a problem but if you have some small hens I'd keep an eye on it
 
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