Anybody have trouble out of foxes.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Mike Fuson, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Mike Fuson

    Mike Fuson In the Brooder

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    Just wondering if anyone has had trouble with foxes killing chickens during the day? I have a very large lot, atleast 2 acres, and I am finding chickens with their hear and breast gone. Thats all it eats, and then gets another. I have lost about 20 in the last 2 months. I am assuming it is a fox, could be a bobcat, I know that we also have weasels and minks around here too, but not very many. Any thoughts
     
  2. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Songster

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    When I "had" ( [​IMG] ) fox troubles, they didn't leave any remains behind. We had a red fox take 6 adult hens one morning. Not a trace of the first 5 were left, we shot him running off with the sixth hen. He had already chewed and eaten her head and neck.

    It sounds like you have a Bird of Prey problem to me. Like they are catching the birds, eating what they want and flying off. It sounds like a hawk, or some other raptor, to me. See many hawks in your area?

    -Kim
     
  3. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
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    Yup, around here the foxes take them during the day with people 20 ft away!
     
  4. chickygirl2

    chickygirl2 Songster

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    The males hunt during the day and the females at night. Ours will take them not far from where we are standing- very frustrating:(
     
  5. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    My son was sleeping in the tent with a friend tonight and a red fox came right up to the tent !

    My coop is nearby !

    made sure its all secure ! Don't know what to do about letting them out tomorrow ?
     
  6. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

    Jun 8, 2008
    muscadine, al.
  7. Zookeeper9000

    Zookeeper9000 Songster

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    Both coons and the over grown rats with pouches do this.
     

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