Cat + banty chicken = broken heart
August 31, 2010 9:09 PM Subscribe
I have chickens. Roommate moving in just told me her cat kills birds in mid-air. Now what?
posted by aniola to Home & Garden (45 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
A month ago, we met, and she seemed cool. I told her I was getting chickens, she told me she has two cats. That's fine; many cats go fine with chickens. She paid the landlord 1st and last months rent.
Today I told her to say "hi" to the chickens when she drops her stuff off tomorrow, and she tells me her cat has been known to kill birds in mid-air. She thinks the solution is building them an enclosed area, but they have free range and a coop for the evenings right now.
I feel like this is information that should have been disclosed a month ago, not the day before she moves in. I'd like to give her the benefit of the doubt and assume she just didn't think it through. If there's an obvious solution, I'd like to know what it is. Can we just put a bell on the cat? Real experience with real cat-and-chicken interactions preferred. Thank you!