I have more cats than I need. They are all friendly good with kids and good with chickens. They are young born this summer. They like to be held and cuddled. 2 have gone to people as house pets and they have reported that they are doing great in the house with litter box. they are also good mousers. I have seen all of them with small rodents at one time or another. So if you are looking for a cat to get rid of mice that will not hurt your chickens these guys may do the trick for you.