well it appears we've been adopted...

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by OHChick, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. OHChick

    OHChick Songster

    May 8, 2007
    down at the barn DH had found a weird tunnel thru the stacks of hay. we thought a chicken was going in there and laying eggs but we checked every day and found nothing. we wanted to close the hole up, afraid a groundhog or coon was living in there but we'd have had to move about 500 bales of hay so it was not worth it.

    so last night when we were doing our egg sweep, DH shined his flashlight down the hole to discover 3 baby kittens. we had seen a cat in the barn a few times and in our big pasture but never knew what it was doing. evidently she was stashing her babies. so i put out a bowl of cat food but can't tell if anything ate on it last night. this morning, right in front of the coop, something was in the live trap, was a very scared momma cat. i turned her loose, so hopefully she knows we're OK folks and she will continue to live here with her kittens, we're glad to be adopted by some barn cats. we have 2 cats that live at our house but the barn is too far for them to go.

    on another note, DH thinks that's where my eggs have been disappearing to. never heard of a cat eating a raw egg, but he swears that's true. [​IMG] anyway, they're cute kittens. they were mewing away last night.
  2. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

    AH how sweet, all the cats I have owned chose ME [​IMG] never heard of one eating eggs though....I have a snake getting mine........ hope you find out what it is getting yours.enjoy the kitties
  3. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    AWWWWWWW...... great to have some barn cats around to keep any unwanted pest away. I hope mama takes good care of them and feeds them.
  4. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    my cats love raw eggs but I have to break them for them. They have never made an attempt to break an egg for themselves. ha ha
  5. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Songster

    Jul 11, 2007
    maybe it was just a coincedence. My chickens are going through molt.
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I have a cat who loves to steal eggs from the nest boxes. Didn't think it was a cat until I finally caught him the act. He was climbing up the fence and squeezing through a small opening and then carrying them back out the same way. Almost everyday I'd find an empty eggshell right out side the pen. he always made a neat round hole in the side of the egg. I never thought he'd be able to carry a raw egg that way. I fixed the hole and haven't found a shell outside the fence since.

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