BIG Fox almost got our hen!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by cheeptrick, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Songster

    May 1, 2007
    New Hampshire
    Now this is the same hen I posted about a few months ago about my neighbors dog attacking her and she playing possum under the shed. I went to get a shovel and got down on my hands and knees to find NO chicken under the shed. Then she trots around the side of the coop like NOTHING was wrong!!

    WELL...DH and I were sitting here quietly talking when we hear serious RACKET out in the coop...DH jumps up runs outside and there is a HUGE FOX chasing the SAME hen around the coop, feathers FLYING everywhere! DH chases the FOX and the chicken runs towards me. She runs right past me and into the driveway under a car. I went after her and scootched the frightened thing out from under the coop...checked her ALL over and she looked OK. She was huffing and puffing I hope the poor thing isn't scared to death. We put her in the dark coop locked them all up...counted them...and decided the LOCK down time should be MUCH earlier instead maybe around 7PM from now on. I'm going to check on her again in a few...

    DH says we are going to get the trap OUT and GET that thing. HE was BIG...I was so surprised how big this RED fox was...height was probably 2 1/2 feet, nose tip to tail was at least 3-4 feet. It had black feet, bushy tail...maybe it was a COYOTE...but its snout was black too and pointy!! was definitely a fox...BIG sucker!!

    Guess the girls can kiss free ranging goodbye for a few weeks...

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  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    good thing you were home... maybe chickenless if you weren't
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2008
  3. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Songster

    May 1, 2007
    New Hampshire
    It's taken me almost an hour to calm down. Just checked on her...she was fine.

    DARN fox... [​IMG]
  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Oh jeeze!
    sounds like a large fox...
    coyotes usually don't have black sox.

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