Why we have a cat

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by TT, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. TT

    TT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We currently have a momma cat with 6 babies
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    Look what she was teaching them today
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    Of course later when I took the chicks out to play
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    Guess who was hanging out close by?
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  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    They are sooo cute.

    Once the chicks get older, they shouldnt bother them. Most cats wont attack a grown chicken.


    The momma cat, teaches the kittens to hunt, and they will keep snakes, and rodents away from your chickens.
     
  3. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    AR
    That looks like a speckled kingsnake. They eat other snakes. We have a few around our house. But I did see a black rat snake yesterday. I almost stepped on it. I hate black rat snakes.
     
  4. chicknhawaii

    chicknhawaii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL and housecats like mine won't even go near the babies b/c they can't figure out what the heck they are! [​IMG]
     
  5. TT

    TT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was happy to see her teaching them about snakes, the only time we ever had a snake problem was the short period we were without a cat.

    I know that she won't bother the chicks once their grown, but as soon as I put them out in the playpen she was trying to reach through. Course she was just doing what cats do.
     
  6. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Eek! on the snake!

    Yeah...the chicks...my cats like them a little too much. Haven't lost one to them, yet, though. And the cats are fine in the full grown pen.
     
  7. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Kitty!! Get that snake!! [​IMG]
     
  8. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I have a cat, I took her in as a pregnant stray, and she loves the chicks. She sits and watches them all day. She wont try to put her paws through the wire or anything.
     
  9. Finn

    Finn Out Of The Brooder

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    OK TT I'll have to say those are the cute pics of the week and ..well here goes my old tough guy persona "AWWWWWWWWW" don't tell anyone.

    Playing tug o war with the kitties,cute !
     
  10. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Great photos! We keep an average of 25 ferals on-site, and there isn't a rodent or snake around. To teach the kits to hunt they have to leave the property.

    Good for you! Use a predator to keep your chickens safe.
     

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