Just this morning the mama cat, that I have been trying to keep outside because she is very, very fat, came inside when the kids opened the door. Her time has come and she had her first kitten on the floor in the doorway to my room. She has since moved to an empty box in my closet and had two more.
Now the cat and kittens will not be staying in my house long. When she is done, I will be moving her to a safe place outside probably in with my chickens (she did fine there last time). A mama cat and baby chicks in the same house is NOT a good combination! Especially since this mama cat has been know to bring in wild birds, baby rabbits, mice, and prairie dogs for her kittens.
Typically I try to keep animals outside. My lovely children create enough messes in the house. I do not need animals in my home creating more. The chicks will be moved out in a few weeks when they have enough feathers to keep them warm at night. Only cats are allowed in as a way to help keep mice out or catch one.
|The baby chicks|
|Hannah watching chicks|
|Boys holding chicks|
|Mama cat in her hiding spot|