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For years my Bantam chickens and cats lived in the same barn peacefully as this picture will show. Often eating out of the same dish side by side. That all ended last fall when for some reason the cats (or maybe just one cat) started killing and eating chickens. It took me a while to figure out what was happening and by then I only had 3 hens and 11 roosters left out of a flock numbering closer to 30 originally. I had to split them up giving the chickens the barn and the cats the outdoors. Seems to be no end of problems raising chickens out here in the country. Racoons, coyotes and now cats. :(
 

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Chickens have too many enemies here and that's why I do not raise them. Raccoons will raid chicken houses here, too.
 

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Cats killing chickens is pretty unusual. it's probably one particular cat.
 

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Thats what I think too and if I knew for sure which cat it was I would remove it from the population.
 

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Every Spring we raised around 1000 chicks as replacements for egg layers. Our cats had to be watched more so than our dogs, they were real sneaky, waited until our backs were turned. The dogs loved to have a fluttering, feathery thing, full noise in front of them to play with, until it came to a screaming halt with a shower of feathers. :roll:
 
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