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bayleaf

  • Joined Mar 2012
Geese, ducks, chickens and cats together - problems???
« on: December 01, 2012, 09:51:45 pm »
Hi, we already keep chickens who get on really well with our 3 cats (mousers) and we're about to get ducks (3F,1M) and geese (2F) very soon. Any comments about compatibility? Positive or negative please. Thanks

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: Geese, ducks, chickens and cats together - problems???
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2012, 10:34:21 pm »
Mine all live around each other, no problems  :thumbsup: I added an extra feeder as the geese were keeping smaller things ( not the cats  ;)) away, but that was all.

shetlandpaul

  • Joined Oct 2008
Re: Geese, ducks, chickens and cats together - problems???
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2012, 07:33:24 pm »
the cats will soon learn to stay away from the geese next spring.

HesterF

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • Kent
  • HesterF
Re: Geese, ducks, chickens and cats together - problems???
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2012, 10:59:46 pm »
We have one big run with chickens, ducks and geese. When it was just the chickens and ducks, the cats (also big hunters although they bring in rabbits and squirrels as well as mice!) were very interested and paraded around the outside. When I let the chickens out to free range, I was always a bit worried about the cats but beyond the occasional little run at the chickens (I believe because they were amused by the clucking and scurrying, others believe they had other intents) they weren't fussed. Then we got the geese who soon sussed the cats as the enemy - the only time I've heard them hiss was at the cat. So now the cats tend to keep their distance. Ironically having worried about the cats and foxes, the only hen I've lost was to a dog (not mine)....

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