Would a cat go after a group of 7lb standards?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by fushalilly, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. fushalilly

    fushalilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would a neighbors cat go after three 7lb RIR's?

    Or a very SMALL red fox? WOuld he go after them?

    Or a hawk?
     
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  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Unless he is starved to the point of insanity, no.
     
  3. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    I've heard of cats going after and killing chickens but usually they will stay away.

    It may make a difference if you have multiple chickens together or just a couple... I don't know.

    I have five barn cats that give my hens a wide berth. They made the mistake of jumping down into the fenced run when I first had the chickens out there and my hens flew at the cats scaring the tar out of them and sending them scattering.

    My cats ignore my chickens now, even when they are free ranging within a few feet of the cats.
     
  4. fushalilly

    fushalilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How about a smalll red fox, would he go after them?
     
  5. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    If given the opportunity I believe a fox would most certainly go after your chickens. Even a small fox would probably give it a try.
     

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