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My cats are scared of my chicks :lol:

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by rebecca10782, May 3, 2008.

  1. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    I brought my chicks home yesterday and I introduced my cats to them (expecting them to think I brought home dinner) and they both ran for the hills. Now they are mad at me [​IMG]
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Cat's probably never seen it's food staring right back it in it's eyes. That ought to scare most predators.
     
  3. Tutter

    Tutter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations on the new babies! [​IMG]

    That's a better reaction than I'd expect here! But they may get over it and regroup, so keep your guard up!

    Perhaps a little filet mignon, or a nice bug, would help them to forgive you? [​IMG]
     
  4. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Quote:Ah [​IMG] That's not true, they have killed quite a few birds. I made the mistake of putting bird feeders on my balcony. They were way up there but I did not know that they would be dumb enough to land in the presence of two evil Siamese cats [​IMG] I did acually cry and had my mom come over to bury the poor things. I just couldn't deal with it emotionally, I know, I am extremely sensitive. But that's better than being jaded right?
     
  5. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Quote:Thanks! They are sooo precious, my little poodle is jealous also. But at least she shows interest in them, it is so funny they are all the same size Gnocchi (the poodle) is only 5.5 pounds. So soon enough these babies are going to grow into ten pound hens! I am looking forward to seeing her watch them grow. Actually, they are here just for the weekend because my mother is out of town so the kitties will have there home back soon enough.
     
  6. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    I have a full-grown Siamese, Daisy. She's an indoor kitty but watches birds out the window constantly, making this weird chattering sound (if you have cats you'll probably know what I mean). She even caught a sparrow once and (how sweet...) brought it to me in bed. (Thank you, Daisy... really, you're too kind ...blech!) The bird was still alive and flapping so we let it go.

    We bring the chicks home, [​IMG] and BANG! She runs and hides. Not so different from the effect of a vaccuum cleaner. I don't know why she's so scared, this is our second batch of chicks and she still acts like they're [​IMG] Satan [​IMG] in chick form! She still watches and chatters at birds out the window, so I don't know what her deal is. [​IMG] I'm just releived!
     
  7. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Quote:LOL Thats a good story. Poor kitties, they think we are going to be so proud of them. I have learned to imatate that chattering sound and if I see a bug, I do it and they come and catch it. Unfortanatly I found the birds thet caught ripped apart and thrown all over the house. I wish they would eat them at least. It is funny because my cats won't even eat fresh meat, they only want their cat food. Spoiled brats:barnie They are sisters, the best way to describe them is the cats on Lady and the Tramp. They walk around shaking their buts and twitching their tails and yell at me if I try to pet them when they are not in the mood
     
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  8. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
  9. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Quote:Wow, maybe Daisy and your cats were seperated at birth! Daisy is just like that! Here's the link to her "blog": http://www.catchannel.com/blog/viewbio.aspx?apid=76209

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    they Siamese?

    Yes, chocolate points. I tried to put a picture up but I can't figure it out. Daisy is adorable, is she seal point?
     
  10. Tutter

    Tutter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have several cats, because people tend to think that the wilds are a good place to dump cats, especially pregnant ones, that they've tired of. *Grrrrrr* Over the years, we always seem to have at least one Siamese. Currently we have 2.

    Usually they are excellent hunters, and our seal point is, but our red/flame point is a sad example of her breed in that one area.

    She showed up in the rain one day, pregnant, almost starved to death. She fattened up and became healthy, had her children, and has been with us for 4 years now.

    One day she help round up a mouse, which is very rare here, thank goodness, but just couldn't figure out what to do with it! No wonder she was almost starved when we got her! She could definitely kill a bird, since that only takes bacteria from her claws, but she's the first Siamese I know who isn't a proficient hunter/huntress.

    She's never seen chicks in the house before, so the chicks coming in June will be very interesting to her, I'm sure! I'd rather she reacted as your cats have, but my hopes aren't too high for that!
     

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