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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:02 pm 
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Hi can anyone pls.tell me,if cats can harm my 5-6 week old ducks? thanks. Nebojsa


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:19 pm 
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Yes they can a smaller cat or kitten might try to play but will get chased off quick but a fullgrown cat can harm them :x

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Thanks Kazz.


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Yes - you will need to keep them separated untill the ducks are pretty well full sized.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:38 pm 
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It's instinct for cats to chase small things so better keep them away from you ducklings :)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:47 pm 
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my adult runners had a rather uneasy truce with the cat :grouphug: :D
she'd eye them off as cats do, and every so often the runners would chase her if she got too close.....that cat would definitely have gone for little ones.

same with the dog, he liked to "play" with them - round them up like cattle :lol:
to begin with he needed training (loud voice command only), but once he understood not too touch them, could be left alone with them quite happily....still liked rounding them up mind :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:30 am 
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I have 2 cats. Well one half grown and one kitten.

The half grown is named gypsy. (Before anyone gets all GRRR cats, they are never out of my site outside always supervised while Im out, when Im busy they are put away in their area and the once one of them hopped the fence I went and got her.)

Gypsy is the playfull wild one that will kill a small critter is she catches it.

The other one also female is the quietest mildest kitten ive ever come accross. She does not play with toys. She dosnt chase anything. She will wrestle with the older one if the older one starts it and 'copy' the older one half hearted... but otherwise she dosnt touch anything.

Might be the breeds, I have no idea what cross gypsy is but shadow is a fluffy black himilayan x something.

I can leave baby chics with shadow and she dosn't do anything. I cannot however trust gypsy. Im always with them around the birds so no harm ever comes but gypsy will chase young fowl. But then the older ones chase her and she runs to me for help.

Shadow spends most of the day laying in any sunny spot she can find half asleep purring when anything comes near her. She rubs up against some of the tamer chickens and plenty of times Ive had to remove her from amongst them at the feeder as she seems to prefer chook pellets to catfood :hmmm:

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My cat has taken to lying on the top of the feeder under an Ivory Curl tree in a pen of ducks. :D

She has only done this recently and now the ducks are pretty well ignoring her - they were very wary at first. :lol:

I didn't allow her unsupervised near young ducklings.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:27 pm 
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Great pic cackles,

can't really see from the pic but do you have Saxony's. anyway both cat and ducks look very relaxed :D

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:16 pm 
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They are the culled Mallards. Was aiming for Blue Fawns but there is too much colour mixing in their background and I think even the "possibly worth keeping" ones are destined to go too :(


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