We have 3 barn cats, one of which is semi-feral. She's a big beastly cat, we rarely have any strays over here because she'll let them know whose territory it is and they'll stay away. We've been watching them closely since we got our chicks and ducklings, and my cats surprisingly don't care one bit about the birds free ranging. They hardly even seem to notice them. Well yesterday we were outside and one of our chickens (she's only 3 1/2 months old, so not even very big) bolted across the yard and went right for the big cat who was just laying there minding her own business. The cat didn't budge and that chicken just stood there right in front of the cat, staring her down like she was trying to pick a fight!! Luckily we were outside so we broke them up before something bad happened. It's hard to say what would've happened, but I think either the chicken would peck the cat and scare it off, or the cat would try to defend itself and the chicken wouldn't have stood a chance. Has anyone else had a chicken go after another animal?? It just seems so weird to me. Why the heck did she run up to the cat like that when the cat was just minding her own business across the yard?? If she wanted to pick a fight with a cat, she definitely picked the wrong cat!!