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Chickens and cats can co-exist on this homestead.

Countryside: In response to Marla Ramirez in your January/February issue of Countryside, I've never had a problem with cats and chickens. However, chickens are great mousers in their own right. I never have a problem with having mice in my chicken yard unless the chickens can't get where they are. Normally if the hen can't reach them, the cats can't either. The only problem with cats and chickens is when the hens have chicks. It's best to keep them separated. I've had chickens most of my life-over half a century--and have had cats most of the time too.--M. Hammerbacker, Montana
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Title Annotation:Country conversation & feedback
Author:Hammerbacker, M.
Publication:Countryside & Small Stock Journal
Article Type:Letter to the Editor
Date:Mar 1, 2006
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