mcamden wrote: I did do those things also. I dipped their beaks into the water to show them what it was, and I have the started feed sprinkled around. My cat went in by them and tried to lay down and push one of the chicks under her belly. This cat is afraid of mice, and wants to be mother to everything. DOnt worry...I would never leave her unsupervised even though I know this cat woudl never hurt anything. She raised Bob the duck, and I have some great pics and videos of the two of them on my site.