how to keep chickens out of cat food

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by joye, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. joye

    joye New Egg

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    i have some chickens that will fly over the fence; they ultimately at first wondered to the back porch but now come straight to it to eat my cat food. What is someway to devise a cat food eating place to keep the chicks out? i put the pan on top of grill but the chicks jump up there. Really frustrating to me. HELP!
     
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    I feed my barn cat while the chickens are still locked in; never leave the food out. He gets two meals daily of good quality food, so no waste and nobody else gets any. Mary
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    We also pretty much pick up the dog or cat food during the day and just have it out at night. If your cats are averaged sized and the chickens are standard sized, you maybe could also put the cat food in a box etc with a hole / pet door type thing in it that the cats can get in but the chickens can't/ won't. Are they your chickens or do they belong to a neighbor?
    and Welcome :frow to BYC!
     
  4. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    I would let my hens eat all the cat food they wanted, it makes the eggs taste like the ocean, fishy.
     
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  5. annagarret

    annagarret Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens loooooove cat food. I haven't noticed a different taste though. I will have to pay more attention.[​IMG]
     

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