Well, there was SOMETHING in the nest box....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Beverrlly, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. Beverrlly

    Beverrlly Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 6, 2008
    North Dakota
    I eagerly peeked in the chicken coop like I do everyday waiting for that first egg and I there was definitely something in the nest box---Our barn cat snuggled in the deep bedding, nice and warm and fast asleep while the hens were roosting around him! I guess I don't have to worry too much about the cat being a threat to the chickens!
  2. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    You won't have to worry about rodents getting your eggs either! [​IMG]

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  3. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    Somerset, CA
    Awww, good kitty! That'd be a great pic if you could catch it again.
  4. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    Pudster sleeps with the chickens too. If he doesn't go in the coop he sleeps with Nugget in a huge box on the porch. He's a big kitty but next to Nugget he's a little kitty!
  5. waynesgarden

    waynesgarden Feathers of Steel

    Mar 30, 2008
    Oxford County
    As long as he doesn't go all broody on you....

  6. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    Maybe Nugget is going broody on Kitty!!! [​IMG]
  7. imtc

    imtc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 30, 2008
    I have 5 rabbits in the same pen I have my 3 chickens and nearly every day I find one of the rabbits laying in the egg/nest box. They all get along fine and I often times find an egg kept nice and warm underneath the rabbit...lol.
  8. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2008
    South Central KY
    I have ten cats. It's not unusual for one to get closed in with the birds at night. They never bother them, once they get at least pigeon size. Tiny chicks, they probably would, but not once they get a little size to them. The cats hang out at the coop and hunt mice.
  9. amcstay

    amcstay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2008
    Austin, Texas
    You all must have some pretty tame cats! [​IMG]

    Our pulletts are 3 months old and bigger than pigeons, but our cat still stalks them from outside their run! He is nutered, but given the chance he would bring home deer..... I'm just waiting for the day that one of the pulletts pecks him and he backs off. PLease tell me that will be soon because I'm tired of hunting him down and sticking him in the hose while they free range in the pm.......

  10. schmije

    schmije Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2008
    Peoria, IL
    Our cats are terrified of our chickens. The chickens free-range every day, and everybody hangs out in the yard together. Whenever there's a question over who has dibs on a treat, the chicken always wins. A cat doesn't stand a chance against a full-grown chicken.

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