Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Will a Cat Kill Chickens?
Unknown sends nasty messages and told me that a cat will not kill chickens. The cat I saw was not sweet Sophia. My neighbor who has cats said there is a mean cat that looks like Sophia. I Googled the question and this is the answer. Remember, these are juvenile chickens. A cat has swiped a chick in the past.
I do not think this mean cat would go for my full grown Rhode Island Red, just the juvenile chicks. Then, again, maybe it was not a cat. Maybe it was the two dogs who went after me. They have been locked up and barking as I have gotten the chickens from the yards behind me.
At any rate, I am thinking of everything that runs loose around here. However, I was not off the mark as far as a cat killing chickens.
There have been many times the chickens walk right past a cat in the yard, so they are not fearful as they are when a raccoon shows up.
FORGOT TO SAY
The other day, I heard a great commotion near the back door. I rushed to see what was happening. Thelma, the huge hen, jumped up on the railing and sat close to the door. Patsy Cline was headed around the back of the house. The little one had feathers flying, as a cat ran away as I yelled at it. Sooo, we do have a cat that will attack chickens. It was probably only after the little one.
Have you ever had a cat that killed chickens, even once? Have you had cats and chickens peacefully coexist?