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Pretty sure I saw my chicken killer this morning

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and it was a gray fox.  At first I thought it was someone's small dog but it was walking away really fast and trotted right past a rabbit that was frozen in place so I assume it had it's breakfast in its mouth and was heading home.  So I then did a search on gray foxes and found out they can walk right up a tree trunk!!!!  :sick So that was a scary thing to know.  Anyway, all this time I've been looking for a red fox not a gray one.  So birds that roost in trees would be in danger from foxes...I had no idea.   It also said gray foxes are smaller than red foxes so they can get through smaller holes.


Edited by hayley3 - 11/25/15 at 8:26am

Just because you caught it in a trap, doesn't make it the killer of your chickens.

 

Poo chart:  https://uconnladybug.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/scatlayout_bottom-worthadam.jpg

Foxes climb:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6YQdi5gbFg and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt8FG9Fblis

Possums eat ticks  http://www.caryinstitute.org/newsroom/opossums-killers-ticks

A Chicken's Life:  https:/...

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Just because you caught it in a trap, doesn't make it the killer of your chickens.

 

Poo chart:  https://uconnladybug.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/scatlayout_bottom-worthadam.jpg

Foxes climb:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6YQdi5gbFg and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt8FG9Fblis

Possums eat ticks  http://www.caryinstitute.org/newsroom/opossums-killers-ticks

A Chicken's Life:  https:/...

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I'm sorry for your loss.

 

Foxes can jump a 6 foot fence and climb some that are higher. I would not let birds roost in trees because they are also prey to owls, raccoons, and opossums at night. In the winter they are subject to direct cold winds and lose body heat if their feathers get ruffled.

 

Best to have them locked up in a secure area at night to reduce any further losses.

You win some and lose some. When at first you don't succeed: try... try... try... try and try again.

 

How to Provide Emergency and Supportive Care        

Maintaining a Healthy Flock

Chicken Injuries & Diseases

Poop Chart 

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You win some and lose some. When at first you don't succeed: try... try... try... try and try again.

 

How to Provide Emergency and Supportive Care        

Maintaining a Healthy Flock

Chicken Injuries & Diseases

Poop Chart 

Emergency Helpful References & Links

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