anyone know of a fox deterrent?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by goldenchic, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. goldenchic

    goldenchic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2009
    cant be a dog as am afraid of dogs any other ideas please?
  2. firedove

    firedove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    you can buy coyote or bobcat urine at a sportsman's store. They sell it for hunting purposes but it keeps away other predators. (Of course it can have the unwanted effect of bringing in coyotes or bobcats since that is what it is sold to do). Otherwise a low electric wire or if you have a male human in the house have him pee around the coop, that does a pretty good job of keeping many predators away. Consequently it'll keep deer out of a garden too. Of course if your home/coop is in an exposed place you may want him to pee in a cup and then pour it around the coop since you don't want the neighbors calling the cops [​IMG]
  3. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2009
    outside Dallas
    That was going to be my suggestion. Sounds gross, works well.
  4. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    If you can't buy the animal urine, I've heard that you can pee around the coop and it will work... Just make sure your neighbors are not looking out the window when you do this! [​IMG]
  5. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    An electric fence.
  6. Big Chicken Little

    Big Chicken Little Chillin' With My Peeps

    Don't pee on the electric fence [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. Doormantnt

    Doormantnt Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Glen Burnie, MD
    22 mag. or .223

    works well...won't come back.

  8. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Go to the barber or beauty shop and get a big bag of hair, sprinkle it around the area you want protected, it does help.

  9. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had a fox enter the back of our barn while I was sweeping the floor, and it grabbed a kitten, Out in the fields I was with our horses when an orange cat ran from the woods, climbed me and ended up on my head peeing (gross) while a fox ran up and sat in front of me. Not much discourages them, but a dog is your best bet. We also build a 'fox gate' on the back of our barn made with old wood and lattice so that we could aerate the barn but keep foxes out. We used chain link on our windows. We have coyotes too, so our coop and run are like Fort Knox. All that stuff about nocturnal behavior is bunk. The only think that works is barriers, vigilance and a very aggressive dog.
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2009
  10. felix4580

    felix4580 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 28, 2009
    buy a shotgun

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