Matt Leigh wrote:Is there an issue with having an outdoor cat with free range chickens? I want to get both and was wondering if I should get the chickens established first, then get some kittens mostly for rabbit and vole control.
Brice Moss wrote:my chickens seem to have done a good job of training the cat to stay out of their run I think if chicks are with an attentive mommy the cat will be no issue, but I could be wrong, certainly a flock o just feathered out pullets would be cat food
hoodat McCoy wrote:Don't forget skunks as a good predator for small rodents. They also eat a lot of large insects like grasshoppers and even scorpions. If you and your dogs let them be you will never get sprayed. Skunks are quite peaceful by nature and never go looking for trouble. They are also normally silent. they can vocalize but seldom do. They can even get quite friendly and seem to like to be around humans.