Question about cockerels and cats

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Chido, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Chido

    Chido Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just saw today a white stray cay lying down too close to my chickens. I have 3 mutt pullets and a regular light brahma cockerel that are about 3 months old now. One of my pullets is on the small side, probably a bantam mix, so I'm worried this cat had decided after weeks of watching my chickens, that they would make a good meal. My cockerel is pretty big now, but how old does he have to be before he has his protective roo instincts kick in and scares cats away?
     
  2. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Any day now. Just stay back and watch, maybe have a video camers ready cause the cat is gonna learn a lesson [​IMG]
     
  3. Chido

    Chido Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The bantam is the lowest in rank in my flock and my cockerel tends to bully her a bit at meal times or when getting in the coop. He'd still defend her if a cat tries to make her its lunch, right? [​IMG]
     
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  4. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    A good rooster will be the first one to the fight, he may be initially slow but it doesn't take him long to learn . Don't worry about the banty, if she does what the roo says she is just as protected as the other birds.
     
  5. Chido

    Chido Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome, thank you for telling me that! In a way I can't wait to see him in action, specially once he's reached his full weight. Seeing a cat run away from the 12 pound fluff of fury must be quite a view [​IMG]
     

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