Originally Posted by potato chip
Oh, bad luck that you've got foxes in your area. We do have them here in some areas, luckily not near me (touch wood).
I like to be a role model.... The epitome of self-control and self-restraint. It is so heartening that others are also resisting temptation.
potato chip .... never ever underestimate a foxes' range and its' ability to find food. If you have them in 'some areas' you have them in all areas.
But you know what to do to protect your chickens.
As I mentioned in a previous post, a family member lost 4 of his 7 chickens to a pair of foxes on the hunt. Because he was out one evening and had forgotten to lock them up. He was devastated. He lives in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne - ( we are quite a ways further out east than that ) - in a designated rural area - but built upon to a degree, within a rain forest. Many natural and dumped ferals abound here - but they are also prevalent in the suburbs. Especially in awkward weather conditions e.g.. ... kangaroos will invade suburban Melbourne, when we have drought.
My sister lives within a bulls' roar of the Melbourne City Business district ( CBD ) in Kew, and has had to call on snake catchers 4 times now - to get rid of snakes that have little 'slither-abouts' ( perhaps when bored ) ..... and gaze longingly at her through her french windows. They like the heat bounced back from the floor to ceiling windows - and show their pleasure with a lot of grinning at my terrified sister. ..... They live not far from the Yarra River, which is where the snakes gather. And that's where they venture from.
Having said all this, maybe Victoria is a rougher part of Oz than at first thought ? LOL
And I do so like your restraint, and your adherence to being a role model. .... will sit and think about all that, awhile.
Edited by Anniebee - 3/20/16 at 4:07am