I am a first time chicken owner and last night we had our first fox attack. My hens were about 6 months old. Looks like it got 3 of my 6 chickens. I always lock my girls up at night but last night I stupidly left the door open to my small coop. Lesson learned the hard way for sure! When I woke up this morning I saw piles of feather, no blood or parts, all over my back yard. Three hens were standing up by my back door just clucking for breakfast like nothing happened. After a walk around my yard and not being able to find my hens I locked the remaining 3 up.
My question is, what are the chances this fox will come back and bust into the coop? Last night I made it easy but I fear that now that it's had the taste of chicken it will be back and more aggressive. My neighbors also have chickens and I have seen this happen before because they leave the birds out 24/7 and fox are rampant here. Any suggestions and advice are greatly appreciated!
Edited by stephaniepl205 - 10/2/15 at 6:38am