Anybody know how to catch a fox from eating your hens.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by chiefslogan, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. chiefslogan

    chiefslogan Out Of The Brooder

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    We have this fox that must live near our house. It has been trying to get in our henhouse and eat the hens. We have been trying to catch it. Anybody have a good idea!
     
  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what have you tried?
     
  3. chiefslogan

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    I tried only traps so far, but he's to wily
     
  4. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    How are your traps set up? Are you using a bird as bait?

    Pictures of setup needed.
     
  5. chiefslogan

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    It's just a foot trap. We put some leftover turkey by it. I just need to know how to keep it away from my hens and maybe catch it.
     
  6. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Can you put a live chicken in a live trap or even animal carrier located where fox tries to get into henhouse? If yes, then put leg trap(s) next to where chicken is contained. Fox will try to get at chicken and keep working around container and hopefully step in trap. Chicken will not enjoy expereince.
     
  7. chiefslogan

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    Thanks a bunch. I'll try that. Can foxes dig under and into a henhouse
     
  8. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    That depends upon how the foundation is constructed,
     
  9. chiefslogan

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    Ok
     

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