Friday, November 8, 2013

Feathered Friend Friday: Coop Kitty

Welcome to our "Feathered Friend Friday" series. Each Friday I write a post with interesting facts, photos, or funny stories about our chickens and guineas. If you need to catch up, you'll find all the Feathered Friend Friday posts here   

I often refer to our outdoor cat, Emma, as the coop kitty, but I didn't realize how true that was until last weekend when I found her in a most unusual place.


I headed to the coop to check for eggs and discovered her in the nesting box right beside Feather Legs! It totally cracked me up, but Emma just sat there looking at me like it was the most natural thing in the world for a cat to hang out in nesting boxes with a chicken.


Feather Legs didn't seem to mind her presence, except for when Emma thought she'd stick her paw through a hole in the divider between the boxes and give Feather Legs a little encouraging tap on the wing. Feather Legs wouldn't have any of that and gave Emma a good peck. Emma respectfully kept her distance after that warning peck!

Praying hard to the egg Gods :)

After I had collected the eggs laid so far that day and was ready to leave the coop, Emma stayed at her post. I thought she would run after me and play like she normally does, but apparently she was serious about trying to lay an egg. Sometimes I think she believes she is a chicken!

~Tammy

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58 comments:

  1. Oh my! That's is just adorable and astonishing all at once!!

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  2. How funny that she likes to hang out with the chickens like that.

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  3. What a funny post! We have two torties and they are by far the strangest cats we have ever owned.

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  4. She has such character. I just love her. Deb

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  5. How funny. I bet those boxes are nice and warm.

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  6. sweet! my girls would give a growl!

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  7. Hi Tammy
    That is just so lovely. It makes you think do animals have some sort of secret language between themselves. Have a happy weekend.
    Sarah

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  8. Emma is the cutest chicken want to be I ever did see:) Hug B

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  9. How funny! It's great that Emma doesn't want to harm the chickens, and instead thinks she's one of them.

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  10. What a lovely photos!
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  11. So funny! I have never seen a cat that liked to co-habitate with a chicken!

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  12. I think she may have found a new place to take kitty naps!

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  13. I love this - I bet it's all cozy warm! So cute!

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  14. It is possible that she had already laid that egg, and remained in place to try and hatch it. Kitten-eggs take less time to hatch.

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  15. Very cute, your Emma looks like our Lucy!

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  16. That is just adorable!!! She does look right at home. I cannot believe that she is not a threat to the chickens instead she is part of the "coop". Lol.....Love that! Blessings!

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  17. I have to say that is one of the cutest things I have seen in a while. Thanks!

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  18. That Emma is one cute coop kitty! I love that last photo of her, I think she's trying to push an egg out! Your girls are obviously quite used to her, as my chooks do not like our cat at all. Have a lovely weekend, S:)

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  19. Oh, how precious! It's amazing how different species can be 'friends'. She looks very contented in her little kitty cave. xo

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  20. How cute is that! She must feel comfy in the chicken house and I am glad Feather legs is keeping Emma in line. Cute photos! Have a happy weekend!

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  21. That is a riot! What a cute kitty!

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  22. Haha! She looks so calm and content. I bet it's nice and cozy in there. ;-)

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  23. This is absolutely precious!! What unlikely friends :)

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  24. Hahaha that is soo funny. Emma probably thinks she's part chicken and is trying to lay eggs too. I guess us seeing a photo of Emma is just as good as seeing Sylvester. Hope you're having a great weekend.

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  25. How wonderfully neat that the two accept each other!! Emma is adorable!!

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  26. How cute is that!!! So is Emma a good layer?? ;-)
    Thanks for stopping in at Cranberry Morning!

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  27. Our cats basically tolerate the chickens and vice-versa -- this is adorable Tammy. :)

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  28. How funny!! That's awesome, you're so lucky they get along!

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  29. What a sweet girl Emma is! I never thought a kitty would be so gentle with chickens.

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  30. A-d-o-r-a-b-l-e!!!! I love Emma!! Cute, cute, cute.....totally made me smile....:)

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  31. Oh my goodness. I just love this post.. Your kitty is to cute.

    Hugs~

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  32. I wonder who will be the first to complain about the neighbours!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  33. A cat that thinks she's a chicken? That is TOO cute!

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  34. This is the cutest thing ever.

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  35. LMAO!! I LOVE LOVE LOVED this post. Emma and fine feathered friends...whooda thunk!

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  36. Ah that is too cute! I just got a new kitten, he turned up in our driveway wailing his head off.

    Allie of Dressing Ken

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  37. Those photos just crack me up! You can't blame a girl for giving it a try..... :) Our rooster used to sit in the boxes and he looked so confused, he would make these little noises, get up, change boxes, sit down, then I think wonder what he was supposed to do. It was too much.

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  38. Tammy that is just too darn cute !!

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  39. This is hilarious. I love it. I can't imagine our cat getting in a nesting box. And if she did I suspect it would cause quite an uproar among the hens!

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  40. Oh how funny! Just adorable. I have a little stinker cat that, just for kicks, goes into the coop when everyone is about to go to bed just to cause a ruckus. She never kills them or hurts them, she just loves to make a scene! Crazy cats!

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  41. So adorable, I just love it! GREAT photos :D :D :D

    Erin
    http://yellowbirchhobbyfarm.blogspot.com

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  42. That is so cute.. I think the photos are also magazine worthy my beautiful friend. Hope that your all doing well and blessed. I Love all your animals and love when you post them I feel like I have visited your place. HUGS

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  43. A lovely photo
    And a rare one
    Cats and hens
    In my experience
    Don't mix

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  44. Hi,
    That is so sweet. You could write a cute story book :-) I love it!

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  45. Ha! That's too sweet. Thanks for the smile, Tammy (and Emma)!

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  46. oh my, that's just so cute!
    great photos too.

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  47. Oh that is so cute and cosy for kitty naps x

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  48. That is too funny! She will take over for Sylvester but in her own way.

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  49. HAHA! I love these pictures, can't stop laughing!

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