I've never had a cat because I'm allergic to them. My supervisor at work has barn cats and one just had kittens that she is trying to find homes for. I have moles something awful in my yard and if a cat would take care of them, I would love to get one. I have several banties that are pretty small though and I'm afraid a cat would hurt them. My next door neighbor has an outdoor cat that has never once bothered our chickens. Do you think a kitten raised with the chickens would leave them alone? My chickens are let out daily to free range but their sleeping quarters are completely enclosed where nothing can get them.