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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Bird Hearder, Jul 20, 2008.
The cat is Prey to the chicken
YES , I would say so also .
Do you have your chickens free ranging ?
I would say with a cat around , they should be in a protected predator safe coop and run area , or the CAT might have chicken for supper .
That is cute. I have Chickens in a fully enclosed coop/run. I also feed about 20 fixed outdoor cats. On two occasions a chicken got out as I opened the door. The cat's who stare at them constantly.......scattered like a bat out of heqq. I was not only surprised but amused. Now, if one would mistakenly get out again I wouldn't panic so much.
I think it's a funny pic. I know that cats can take chicks, but I've never seen one that would stand up to a full grown heavy or standard breed rooster. I've laughed hard many times at the cats who tried slinking around a big roo's harem.
Oh I have a HUGE RIR ROOSTER and I promise you , he DOES protect his flock .
Thats one of the babies and yes we let them out everyday their pen is getting to small to leave them in there. But they're not quite big enough to put with the big girls.
The cat (Bozo) got pecked once so he leaves them alone now. He has never been a hunter, to much effort that way for a meal.
He looks ready to run
My cats sit outside the run all day long, all five of em. They won't get closer than 2-3 ft though. When all of the chickens decide to run over and check one out, the cats usually get up and move. That's with a fence between them!!!
My cats don't like being near the chickens. I think it's because the chickens move too erratically. The worst they'd done ie get within a few inches of a chicken and startle it by meowing loudly right in its face.
Some of my fav chicken/cat pics:
The last pic your cat is Licking it's chops thinking.
* Put some of the Basil (in Pic) on one of them Shicken's, MMm YUMMY*