Poor Mr. Kitty! He’s gone. We had him in the little dog crate. Chad took the old wooden box chicken coop and cleaned it all up, put it on fresh grass, put a cover over it so he could be in the shade, put food, water and a litter box in there. When he went to transfer Mr. Kitty from the dog crate into the wooden box, he escaped and . . like a rocket . . he was gone . . into the woods. Chad searched for him for a long time and he did find him once but he ran away before Chad could catch him.
Just for the record, we cannot have an outside cat. We live in the city and nothing can be running loose . . except for a few teenagers! It’s real hard to keep them on a leash (teenagers). I know . . I tried. Thank goodness Chad is now 21.
Not to be mean but it doesn’t matter how cute or how sweet a cat is . . there won’t be an inside cat at my house.
And for those who think having a cat will keep the rodents away . . we have at least 4 feral cats who hang around and come out of the woods every now and then. They’re fat and happy. I know they’re fat and they seem happy enough . . til they aggravate my chickens and then I throw shoes at them and scream like a crazy woman and they run into the woods thinking . . whew . . we got away from the wicked witch!
And for those who think cats will not bother chickens . . not so. Cats are definite threats to chickens. Maybe a cat or two can be trained to leave chickens alone but folks . . chickens are birds. Cats like birds! My chickens are completely secure (I think) but the cats scare them and cause them to fly into each other, into the side of the run, into their water/feed containers.
That little visitor caused lots of excitement around here.