I’m not exactly sure why a cat might grab a chick by the neck and run off with it. It was undetermined if my cat, Gray Boy would eat the baby chick or play with it because it would move and flitter. I never found out.
Last week, Kristie and I were working in and around the coops doing various things when we decided to let Crooked Tail Tess out with her 2 babies. We talked about how great it would be for her to teach them how to scratch, hunt and peck and even possibly sand bathe. It would no doubt be fun for both the baby chicks, mama and we knew how fun it would be for us to watch the whole event occur.
Not 30 minutes into the scratching, Gray Boy, my 7 lb cat attacked. Yes! Attacked. He stealthily ran toward a baby chick, put it into his mouth and bolted towards the house. Kristie, my daughter, yelled unintelligible words about the cat having the baby and off we ran chasing that feline in hopes to save the baby chick.
As it turned out, Gray Boy dropped the baby onto a rug by the back door in the garage. I picked the stunned little baby up and it seemed fine.
Crooked Tail Tess did not know what happened but within moments, we returned her baby to her. Crooked-Tail has a tail that is bent. Her baby ended up with a bent neck. Should we call her CN, “Crooked-Neck”? And, I’m still not sure if Gray Boy was out to play or eat. What’s your opinion. Tell us your thoughts on our Chicken Lives Matter group page on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.