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  •  Full grown chickens are o.k. (8+ / 0-)

    In my experience, full grown full sized (not bantam) hens are not enticing to cats.  To dogs, to raccoons, to foxes, yes!  To cats, only when they are small/young.

    You won't know you have fox or raccoons in your neighborhood until after you find multiple dead hens, so if you get some chickens, make their roosting place very secure.  Our cat is large (14 lbs) and comes from barn cat lines, kills mice, rabbits and small birds, when he gets outside, but he's never even swatted at a full grown hen.  They just look much bigger than they really are.  (They're mostly feathers.)

    I would recommend Mother Earth News and/or the Backyard Chicken as a source of more info. . .

    Universal Health Care - it's coming, but not soon enough!

    by DrFood on Wed Sep 28, 2011 at 06:33:26 AM PDT

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