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How high of fence can a Fox jump?

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I am doing some re-fencing and was wondering what is the highest fence any body knows a Fox jumped over?

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They can climb!!!!They hook their paws over the wires and climb fences like ladders!!!

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apparently they wont climb much higher than a 2 meter fence.

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they will climb every how high the fence is to get over.  Check the link.

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post #5 of 19

From Wikipedia

Red Foxes are generally considered to be the most serious predator of free range poultry. The safest option known in poultry protection is to keep the flock and the fox physically separated, usually with fencing. A fence needs to be at least 2 m high to keep out most foxes, though on some rare occasions, a determined fox might succeed in climbing over.[40] Surplus killing will often occur in enclosed spaces such as huts, with discarded feathers and headless bodies usually being the main indicators of fox predation.

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aa friend of mine watched as a fox repeatedly jumped until it finally succeded to get onto her garage roof and then ran over the roof and dropped into the chicken yard on the other side..  the roof at that point was over 6 feet high..

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We just saw a red fox in our yard! What can we do? We are wondering if anyone has suggestions as to how to keep it out. Right now we have a 5 foot high fence, the only one of the flock to run away from the fox was the Rooster! LOL! Our  girls ran right up to the fence to get a closer look. This only happened this once that we know of, and now we know it is out there so now we will be overly cautious. And we saw it at 4:30 in the evening. I thought they only came out at nighttime. Please if you have any suggestions post them! Thanks!hmm

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Originally Posted by buckeye lady 

They can climb!!!!They hook their paws over the wires and climb fences like ladders!!!


That's been my experience too.  Scaled a 5 foot chain link fence like it was nothin'.

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One city boy husband that I'm converting to a poultry boy, 3 daughters, 3 Mallards, 2 dogs, one cat: and the bator's plugged in.  Hatching addict, BYC addict and you can find me in the forum "formerly known as hatch day is today" with my friends: Miss Lydia, Critterrun, StillMecle, GrannyCarol, JulieNKC, DuckGirl89, 70%Cocoa, Evelle and JazminesZoo.  I love my Gurlz!
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they will dig too

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Proud momma of 4 polish bantam chicks, 3 sizzle chicks,  and 2 bantam sultan chicks!

Kotoki, Kiseke, Sora, Derp, Cricket, Potatoe <3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by kfruzen 

We just saw a red fox in our yard! What can we do? We are wondering if anyone has suggestions as to how to keep it out. Right now we have a 5 foot high fence, the only one of the flock to run away from the fox was the Rooster! LOL! Our  girls ran right up to the fence to get a closer look. This only happened this once that we know of, and now we know it is out there so now we will be overly cautious. And we saw it at 4:30 in the evening. I thought they only came out at nighttime. Please if you have any suggestions post them! Thanks!hmm


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