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.