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    • CommentAuthorthe ashcrofts
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd, 2009 8:05am (Jun 23rd 2009)
    Hi we are in the process of making way for a new arrivals, Just wondered if any of you have experiences with your pet cats and pet chickens sharing the back garden together?

    We are currently making the coop and run and hopefully taking hold of chickens over the weekend.
    Any other advice welcome!

    Thanks Aimee and James
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd, 2009 9:09am (Jun 23rd 2009)
    Hi and welcome to the Ashcrofts. I dont currently own hens, just one beutufil Burmeses cat and I live in Australia. This is a very helpful and chatty site.
    Wishing you success with the coop and the co habitation.
    Hope someone can help you, we are a friendly bunch, some with chickens, some without and many of us own cats. :cat::cute-chick:
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd, 2009 12:56pm (Jun 23rd 2009)

    Keeper of the hens

    :welcome: to you both!

    Cats and chickens normally get along fine, and there is nothing to worry about - in most cases it's the chickens attacking the cat that you have to watch out for! :D

    We have local cats roaming the garden, and have never had a problem. I'd suggest trying to keep the cat out of the garden for the first few days, and just let your chickens adjust to their new home without any further stress. Then keep an eye on them and make sure the introductions go along okay :)

    Good luck, and enjoy your new pets!
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd, 2009 6:18pm (Jun 23rd 2009)
    I have 2 cats and 2 chickens all of whom roam around the garden and rub along fine. The chickens are in charge...
    • CommentAuthorthe ashcrofts
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd, 2009 9:52pm (Jun 23rd 2009)
    Thats great thanks for that, really looking forward to getting them this weekend and will post some photos as soon as possible!
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd, 2009 11:10pm (Jun 23rd 2009)
    Ooo good; pics of chickens lording it over henpecked cats! Well, if it's the same as in my garden anyway...
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJun 24th, 2009 4:31am (Jun 24th 2009)
    I have 7 little Silkie chickens in my backyard and a great big fat cat..they all get along great together. Welcome to the hencam, Aimee and James:welcome:
    • CommentAuthorthe ashcrofts
    • CommentTimeJun 24th, 2009 8:19am (Jun 24th 2009)
    i think theres going to be some fur flying lol! and hopefully no feathers!
    • CommentTimeJul 14th, 2009 11:24am (Jul 14th 2009)
    There's a special noise that the hens next door make when they see a cat. One of them starts it then a few more join in so the cat knows they don't want her to come too near.
    • CommentTimeJul 14th, 2009 2:44pm (Jul 14th 2009)

    Keeper of the hens


    Poor old Smudge gets it every time he comes into the garden, especially if the girls are out free-ranging at the time. Milly attacked him again recently as well, poor sod :-\
    • CommentAuthorDuffy's wife
    • CommentTimeAug 9th, 2009 9:58pm (Aug 9th 2009)
    If the Chicks are old enough all should be OK. Keep the cats away from babies. that could be bad.
    • CommentAuthorDuffy's wife
    • CommentTimeAug 9th, 2009 9:58pm (Aug 9th 2009)
    How did it turn out?
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 10th, 2009 3:41am (Aug 10th 2009)
    Smudge can't actually get in the run, DW. So the girls are safe in there....he can only look! :)
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeAug 10th, 2009 9:00pm (Aug 10th 2009)
    My hens take great pride in bossing all the cats around.
    • CommentAuthorvolka
    • CommentTimeAug 10th, 2009 9:25pm (Aug 10th 2009)
    The Jollity Farm cats have decided to go down the route of pretending that chickens do not exist. Chicken - what chicken?
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeAug 10th, 2009 9:33pm (Aug 10th 2009)
    Daisy cat, upset the hens several months ago by catching a blackbird Volka, They chased her until she let it go and now they peck her if they can. She is very vary of them and makes big detours around them.