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Mousers and Chickens

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by April Hen, May 24, 2016.

  1. April Hen

    April Hen Out Of The Brooder

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    I am having trouble with mice and their droppings in the chicken food so it was recommended I get a female cat. I adopted a young female today and am wondering how to introduce her to my two grown hens and adjust to my six young layers that are still in the garage. Any suggestions? I currently have her in a large dog carrier and am thinking of putting the carrier in a separate part of the chicken run so she will get used to being around the chickens and vice versa.
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2016
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    That would be safe for them all, and once you do let her out just monitor their interactions for a few days before leaving them unattended. Chickens are really too big for cats to consider them prey, although chicks can be in danger from a predatory cat.
     
  3. April Hen

    April Hen Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your response. [​IMG]
     

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