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        03-01-2013, 10:20 AM
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    Foal
    Moving our cats to a new barn?

    We are moving are horses to a new farm and were taking our two barn cats with them. Any tips in moving cats? How do I get them to stay around? Last time we locked then in the tack room for a week but this barn has no tack room...only lockers.
         
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        03-01-2013, 11:44 AM
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    Does the barn have stalls, or even a closed in shed or barn? That's what we di. Locked them in the barn and now we can't get rid of them
         
        03-01-2013, 01:19 PM
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    Foal
    There's a barn and indoor arena. But if I just shut the barn door there's probably ways for them to get out I'm assuming.
         
        03-01-2013, 03:05 PM
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    I don't know anything about cats... but is there anyway you could tie them up? Inside a stall or something?
         
        03-01-2013, 03:17 PM
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    Trained
    When we moved our cats to the barn we built, we just made sure they had food and water. They hardly left the barn at all for the first few months.
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        03-01-2013, 04:08 PM
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    I can't imagine they would go very far if you have a supply of food and fresh water out for them. If you're that concerned you can always take the time to cat proof a stall for a little while.
         
        03-01-2013, 04:53 PM
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    Yearling
    We recently moved and turned our 5 indoor/outdoor cats into outdoor only (potty issues). We just put them in some large dog crates for a few days (would have prefered longer, but didn't like leaving them in there). We're close enough to the old house that I know where to find them if they disappear.

    I know 4 out of 5 are still here.

    (I have to say, I cracked up at the idea of tying them up)
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        03-01-2013, 04:58 PM
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    Yearling
    Oh man, moving cats...

    We once had an incredible female mouser. One of our friends had a sheep farm and so we offered the cat to them. They lived about 3 miles away. We took the cat over there and dropped her into the barn with a bunch of food and left. The next day, she was at the front door.

    We did this 3 times and she came back everytime. Its very hard to lock a cat up in a stall unless its built like a cage. My best advice is to leave them there with food and water and hope they stay put.
         

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