Queens are she-cats that are nursing or expecting kits.They tend to be very protective of their kits and may be hostile to rogues or loners, and sometimes their own clanmates. Queens begin to stay in the nursery about a moon or so before they are due to give birth. The medicine cat checks up on queens around the time the kits are due, and gives them special herbs to help them during the birth. Sometimes, a queen may loose to much blood during the kitting, and can pass away. The caring for all the kits is shared by every queen in the clan.