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CHICKENS AND CATS
Mon 12-Oct-09
9:23 am
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shelley
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HI THERE
hubby has finally relented and agreed to chooks;
my question is we have 3 cats and around us are 3 more. We are obviously planning on a completely enclosed run but will this many cats spook the chooks too much???

Mon 12-Oct-09
10:29 am
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Hi Shelley

What a wise hubby you have Wink

Our chickens are fine with our 3 yappy Min Pins once they realise that they are safe behind the wire. Cats shouldn't be a problem at all.

My aunt kept loads of chickens in a meadow and the wild cats used to sleep in the chicken houses with them!

Mon 12-Oct-09
1:58 pm
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shelley
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good!

not sure I'd let them in to sleep; they are proficient hunters!

Mon 12-Oct-09
8:36 pm
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Our chickens seemed quite happy and there were loads of cats, the odd fox, lots of dogs and even once a hen harrier apparently eyeing up our hens (so a neighbour told me) and they were a contented bunch nonetheless.

Wed 14-Oct-09
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we had two rescue cats, then moved to the country and acquired 6 chickens.  The large male cat has never seemed to notice them, but the smaller female likes to sleep right up agsainst the fence of their run - and lick out the bowl when I give them their porridge in the morning - other than thast no interest shown

Thu 15-Oct-09
11:22 am
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shelley
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thx for all your comments everyone; I feel reassured now

Wed 28-Oct-09
11:08 am
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I think its more a case of will the chickens upset the cats!!

My little Siamese Cross is often to be found curled up in a nesting box on a cold evening!! My male cat is much more scared of the chooks than they are him. He sometimes tries to eat their food  when I fill it up in the mornings( he is a dustbin) but when I let them out he runs for the hills!!Laugh

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