I let the girls free range in the yard this morning with my youngest cat outside, trying to introduce them and teach the cat DON'T TOUCH. It went well at first, Sampson (cat) stalked the girls occasionally with no follow through. My girls don't know what a predetor is though, so maybe this experience was bad AND good.
Munk, my EE, was on this path in the backyard when play turned serious. And she is my submissive girl, not the one to attack Sampson with beak and claws, that's Joon my BR. So he sets to chase her, and she runs squacking and flapping her wings, and I am tearing after BOTH of them yelling at Sampson. He stopped when I yelled (he knows my ANGRY voice) and Munk went to my mom. What I did NOT see though was Joon bolted after ME, trying to save Munk. Joon was going after the cat! And she is 100% a pullet.
So I brought Sampson inside once again, and he is spending the day secluded in my bedroom. I think what I will do is expose him a little bit each day, and hopefully now my girls know that he is a foe, not a friend, at least at THIS time.
P.S. No harm came to ANY animals, and all this was done supervised. My girls are 10 weeks old and my cat is only as big as they are. Hopefully within a week or two all will settle down. Just venting a little bit, and of course my adrenelan rush when he took off after Munk. I am sure I sounded like a mother grizzley when I yelled at him lol, but hopefully he will learn the chickens are OFF LIMITS.