Cats and chickens – can they coexist?

Read my latest Mother Earth News post to find out how this works for us.

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“Our chick season usually starts in spring and lasts throughout the summer. How would we keep our cats from going after baby chicks? Cats don’t usually mess with adult hens, let alone roosters, but chicks and pullets can easily fall prey to them. One way, of course, is to keep the chicks confined in a secure pen or coop until they are big enough to no longer be threatened by cats.

However, our cats and chickens – along with baby chicks – live together harmoniously and, so far, we have not had problems. What I find most interesting is that our cats will, unfortunately, go after birds – but won’t even blink when they see a chick passing right next to them.”

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4 thoughts on “Cats and chickens – can they coexist?

  1. Our cats seem to take the attitude “if it isn’t Purina, it’s not ours to take”. They don’t go after bunnies, birds, or squirrels. Unfortunately, they don’t go after the mice around the place, either! Maybe it’s because we had tiny kittens and the other critters were large than they were, but that – for better or worse – is not a problem we’ve had.

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