Chelsea VanRoekel from the Montana-based hobby farm tells us how her quartet of felines forge special bonds with the chickens and excel as professional mousers on the property.
This round of “Say Cheese” contenders includes a horse nuzzling a cat, marching ducklings, a cow shielding a calf, two goats and a chicken.
Chickens can encounter three types of cats: pets, barn cats, and strays or ferals. Learn how they’re different and how you can protect your flock.
Because cats are carnivorous predators, it’s common to wonder if a neighborhood cat or stray will leap over your fence and attack your laying hens. But are cats really that dangerous? Stray Cat Strut While my first flock was still quite young—feathered out but not laying—a neighborhood cat would come by to stalk my birds. […]