Today a fox came by and killed two of my free ranging hens, all that we found was a pile of feathers, the chicken were carried off. Later we saw two foxes running around, it is a male and female fox they have a den in the neighborhood. We really need a guard dog, what is the best kind to get? Or any other suggestions to keep the foxes away. My husband has fox hounds but i dont know how they would be with the chickens.
What is the best guard dog to get to protect my chickens?
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Please understand that a GP that is guarding needs a lot of land to roam. They need to be left outside 24/7. You can not make a pet out of them or they will guard you, not your animals. A guard dog is wonderful, but a huge commitment to the dog must be made. This is not for casual protection.