hi, i have never owned cats before. i found this cat under our back porch, crying and rubbing against a board. my chickens were out free ranging, so not sure what to do, i put them back in their run... funny i had heard one of the chickens talking up a storm, now i know why. are cats okay around my chickens? this cat seems okay, it seems to have been declawed. i cant have it inside,, my hubby is allergic,,, my kids are going crazy. now heres the thing,,, if its a neighboorhood cat,,, how did it get in my yard? we are in the country.? and we have the yard fenced in.. i supposed the cat climbed? anyways, it seemed hungry,, i fed him/her milk and some chopped cooked hotdog.. the cat was hungry and is still eating. the cat is rubbing up and down my leg, seems very friendly. what should i do? it seems like the cat was dropped off here? any feedback is much appriciated. also i really dont want a cat.. but he/she is kinda cute. would i have to bring the cat to a vet... (thats gonna cost alot of money Which i dont have right now)? any feedback is much appriciated!! i know i can count on my byc friends! so i went to all the surrunding neighbors.. no ones cat? i called human society... no guranettte that they will have space for her. i have to wait till monday! i brought her to petsmart for shots... if its no ones cat.. guess its ours?> wasnt planning hubby is allergic.. ugh what to do!! shes got a CHIP woo hoo so happy!!! the owner will be showing up to pick her up.... shes like 2 huge towns away!! i didnt want to stay and meet her.. wasnt sure why,, partly my two lil kids were getting exciting to get a cat.. thought it was best to leave a good deed done. anyways better at the homestead.. turns out she was super firendly.. never did pet her much becuase i was afraid of rabies or something else. anyways.. alls wells ends well! as they say!! bye and thanks!