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How to kill a fox?

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I recently had a fox break into my chicken coop and kill every one of my darlings in one night, needless to say I am very upset!!! I have some babies in the brooder right now and I want to make sure they are 100 % safe. Other than fortifying their coop, I was also planning on setting out a trap such as this one:
http://m.flemingoutdoors.com/duke-15-coil-spring-rubber-jaw-leg-tr.html
But due to me living within city limits I cannot shoot it, so I was wondering if there was another way for me to dispatch it. I choose the rubber jawed one incase I acidentally caught an unawares dog.
Thanks for any help!
Rebecca
post #2 of 6

Catch it in a live trap (a cage is best) take it outside of the city limits and shoot it there.

post #3 of 6

OMG!  I am so sorry!  I am still not over the killings of my chickens so I feel your pain.

How do you know it was a fox?

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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post #4 of 6
Fox are usually too smart to be fought in a live trap. There is one live trap that works better than most because it has a small interior cage to put live bait in it.

I understand how frustrating it can be I lost three of my girls and had one seriously injured due to a family of fox near my house. Now they don't go outside of the run w/o supervision.

I hope you catch it!
post #5 of 6
Fox are usually too smart to be fought in a live trap. There is one live trap that works better than most because it has a small interior cage to put live bait in it.

I understand how frustrating it can be I lost three of my girls and had one seriously injured due to a family of fox near my house. Now they don't go outside of the run w/o supervision.

I hope you catch it!
post #6 of 6
There are hundreds of videos on the web on how to trap foxes or other varmints, fire up your browser and sit a spell.

Most land based fur harvesters resort to the Louisville slugger method of dispatching their catch. No holes in the pelt and super duper quite as well.
Edited by chickengeorgeto - 12/8/15 at 12:18pm
Keep your chickens safe from predators, buy and wear fur. 
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Keep your chickens safe from predators, buy and wear fur. 
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