Hey guys. Its been a long time since I've been here. Sigh. I had about 44 chickens. I've determined foxes are to blame for my new number of 1. That's right, 1. It took about a month, and for a while I was down to two - one hen, one rooster. Now only the rooster Bigsby remains. I need a trap, but... hard financial times make me literally unable to buy about anything. You see, my fiance and I split and that leaves a lot of fixing up to do around here... financially as well as otherwise. That's a big reason why I've been MIA. I'm very sad about the loss of all my chickens and I very badly want to get some hens back asap. But I can't do that until I get rid of some foxes... Has anyone ever built a trap? I'm saving up but I don't think I'll be able to buy a trap anytime soon. I know they're only like $100, and I might just go for it and see what other expenses I can swing for now... but I don't want to be short later. I do have plenty of supplies, as well as a friend with all the tools I need (thank goodness for friends!). If its totally ridiculous to build something, you can tell me so lol. Its not urgent I do this now, anyway. My financial situation should change by September, at which point I can easily afford the trap. But.. I'm not certain it will, and I'd really like to try and get some chicks brooded before winter comes. At this point my whole homestead seems to have become a wipe-out (except my goats) and I should probably just wait until next year.