Prey for other animals

navella

In the Brooder
7 Years
Oct 8, 2012
28
1
34
portland. oregon
I've asked one question already but I have another. Won't the chicks be easy prey for cats and large birds at 5 and 6 weeks when I put them outside? I'm afraid that mine and the other cats will get them.Right now they are only the size of small pigeons or large robins if anyone knows what either of those are.
 

Lizz9311

Songster
7 Years
Apr 3, 2012
191
14
103
Central Massachusetts

shellyjimrye

In the Brooder
6 Years
Mar 11, 2013
69
5
33
Didsbury, Alberta Canada
I think what you are asking is about Free Ranging your chickens. I personally would not free range any chickens that were not full grown. I would for sure keep them confined to a secured run.

After that, you always take a chance on predators possibly going after your birds. It is impossible to prevent all threats.

Best you can do is try and monitor your hens when they are out and maybe try and contain your cats when they are out.
 

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