Okay, so I have a question and it may sound dumb. We have 18 pullets who just started laying about a month ago and 2 roos. We have a big yard, and I would love to see them able to free range and have control of our yard. HOWEVER, my neighbor right next to us has at least 15 cats! I see one in particular who is intrigued by my chickens. He is a big boy and he I've caught him more than once snooping around the coop. Right now we have a large dog run for them, but I still feel that they should be out and about in my yard. My neighbor says that her cats won't go after my chickens, however...I would THINK that a cat would kill a chicken if it could! So, do I have to worry about letting my chickens out in my yard due to these cats? Last night we let the chickens out and they were out back and we were out front. I just so happened to go in the house and peer out the back window and that big cat was sneaking up at the garden towards some of my chickens. I yelled and my hubby ran and again my neighbor insisted the cats won't go after my chickens!! Am I being paranoid? If I am, please let me know!!