Can a fox climb a fence?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Wyo Chick, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. Wyo Chick

    Wyo Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    On July 4th I had 12 chickens killed! We are pretty sure it was a fox and it's youngsters. I think they got through the fince, but the hole is pretty small. Can a fox climb a fince?
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, and so could a raccoon or possum.
     
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Quote:And don't forget coyotes, too.
     
  4. Rootball

    Rootball Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of the major differences scientifically between the Fox branch and the wolf branch of canines is the foxes ability to climb. Yes they can climb. Dont believe that story about sour grapes.
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Wow, I didn't realize foxes can climb. Learn something new every day.
     
  6. Rootball

    Rootball Chillin' With My Peeps

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    According to Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_fox
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    gray can easily climb trees, while the red fox only does so in areas where the two live near each other. In these areas, the red foxes seem to have learned how to climb trees from the gray foxes
     
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    For sure they can, will go under but over also. That said sounds like a family of coons. foxs would not kill 12 in one day. plus if they can they carry them off, same for coyotes.

    Dogs will, but dont eat much, coons will kill eat the neck and crop area,then move to another. dogs and coons both would kill 12 at a time. not many other predators would. Dogs kill lots sometime you have to look hard to see and damage to the body, just play toys
     
  8. Wyo Chick

    Wyo Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you think it could've been a fox and her kids? We have scene a fox nearby with her kids. The chickens had hardly any injuries. They took one of them through the fence.I can't say it wasn't a coon.
     
  9. Quack Shack

    Quack Shack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WyoChick, foxes killed my ducks and got 2 bantys last week. My son saw one climbing over the fence to get away. They broke necks, decapitate one completely, disposed of the bantams with not feathers remaining and took my smallest duck with them. I had seen them trot by my property during the day. They are well equipped to be a predator. We are waiting for attack 2 but we've sinced added barbed wire on a lower end of my fence and I let me dogs out after them anytime I see them. Good luck. Once they get a taste, they will come back.
     
  10. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:Chickens kill without hardly any injuries, thats a DOG, and 12 kill in one attack.
     

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