Raising chicks with cats

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Truckin Cluckin, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. Truckin Cluckin

    Truckin Cluckin New Egg

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    Okay so we have two dogs and two cats. I need ideals on raising the chicks I am getting with cats?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Have your brooders set up so that the dogs and cats absolutely can not get at the chicks.
     
  3. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Neither my cats nor dogs have any access to my brooders. I had to install a door in my basement to do it, but I have them firmly separated.
     
  4. rottlady

    rottlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    have a wild 10 month old Rottweiler who thinks she is a cat this is what I did

    at first I just had 4 baby chicks ( til chicken math took )

    This is a 500 Varikenne(XL) with a heat plate they go under
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    Then when they outgrew this (and I added 4 more) they upgraded to this which has a top (29" x 29")

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    NOW they are in this 4'x4'dog exercise pen with a top of the same material
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  5. Truckin Cluckin

    Truckin Cluckin New Egg

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    So the first two nights our oldest cat tried to get them, but since then they don't care. Today my chicks got introduced to their soon to be permanent home.
     
  6. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    TOO Funny!
    Raise your chicks away from the cat till they are full grown!
    My cat is a monster till they are full grown! She watches them out in the run, licking her lips!
    Once they are big she never looks at them!
    Dogs!?
    KICK Their BUTTS!!!
    My young dog got a good reminder tonight to not mess with the Ducks!!!
     

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