Cats are hunters and predators by a natural instinct. It's what cats do... If you have a problem with mice in your house or barn, then an organic rodent controlling cat is a godsend. But if you enjoy bird watching and backyard chicken raising then this friendly pet could be a formidable threat. According to the Audubon Society, cats are responsible for killing millions of birds each year in North America alone. However, according to most chicken keepers, the family cat can co-exist with the flock in most situations.
Cats and Chickens). I received several comments from Community Chickens followers about how their cats and chickens not only tolerated each other, but seem to enjoy each others company. Does that mean that there isn't any reason for concern or caution shouldn't be taken when mixing these two family pets? Of course not! Within the same comments were stories of a family cat, a stray or a neighbor's cat attacking and killing the chickens.
Share your stories, experiences and advice in a comment below and if you have photos of your flock with the family cat - post them on our facebook page! Click here: Community Chickens Facebook
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