Sunday, April 19, 2009
MISS HISSY, MAMA CAT
We have all enjoyed the kittens in the nest box. Now I have a dilemma. One of my hens, Elenore the silky mix, has adopted the kittens and is very possessive. Miss Hissy, the mama cat, doesn't seem to mind this babysitter but my fear is who will nurse the kittens. I removed Elenore from the nest but she had a huge fit and fought her way back. Surely Miss Hissy will get her out when it is necessary. Has anyone in the country with cats and chickens ever had this situation before? Is there a problem of the kittens starving? In case I am the first to encounter such a problem, I will keep you posted as things progress.
UPDATE: Of course you all were right. Last night at closing time Elenore was back on the roost and Miss Hissy was back with her babies. With all this mothering I'm sure this batch of kittens will be very spoiled.