Has anyone successfully introduced a cat to chicks/young chickens? Our chicks will be in a brooder in a secure location that our two cats (one indoor/outdoor, another outdoor/semi-feral) cannot access. Here's the thing. My indoor/outdoor cat has almost zero prey response. The only things he ever goes after are lizards, spiders and scorpions. He is very calm, sweet, affectionate and a bit of a push over...our 5lb outdoor cat is his 'grandmother' and she pushes him (a solid 15 lb boy) around like a kitten. Yes, he is still a cat and therefore a threat but he doesn't worry me like the real feral tomcats (two in the 'hood) and hawks and such. He is territorial and will stir it up with the two toms if pushed. Don't laugh but has anyone ever had any success in "training" a cat (I realize that is a bit of an oxymoron) to be a bit of a guard cat? To see the chickens as part of his territory and chase other predators away? Or to at least not see half grown/full grown chickens as lunch? I do have a dog. He is a lab/greyhound mix and while such a good boy, is dumb as a box of rocks. Guard dog?? LOL!!! No. anyone and anything is just a playmate. Ever seen this meme? This would be my Murphy. I fully expect him to either a) be afraid of the chickens or b) wanna play (where he could accidentally hurt a chicken). He will be useless in protecting them. Even the squirrels aren't afraid of him. They will come and eat out of his dog bowl while he lays there and watches them. He is on a 40 ft line during the day. The chickens would have to get within his reach for him to bother them at all.