Cat in the Coop
I have 15 chickens in a pen in my barn. (They have access to outside during the day, but that's not relevant to my question!)
All summer the top of the Dutch barn door has stayed open for more air circulation in the barn.
Twice recently I've gone out to the barn to be startled by a cat jumping over the door to get out. This morning he came out of the chicken pen (the door doesn't close flush). I assume that the cat is looking for mice (there have been quite a few). That worries me because I had been putting down poison for the mice and I don't want to kill an innocent cat.
But more to the point, would an adult cat kill an adult chicken?
Thanks for your experience!