Can foxes climb

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by lea, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. lea

    lea New Egg

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    hi,

    Can foxes climb over fences. They climb trees, so I assume they can climb over fences.

    Does this mean I would have to have a roof on my chicken run?

    thanks
     
  2. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Fox, particularily greys, are very capable of climbing fences. A cover of some type, solid roof or mesh, is the only way to insure that fox don't climb over your fence.
     
  3. lea

    lea New Egg

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    Thanks for the reply, I will endeavour to fully enclose my girls chicken run, so they are safe. Thanks
     
  4. CedarRidgeChicks

    CedarRidgeChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yeah..they certainly can climb!!..Several years ago I had personal experience with it..couldn't believe it when I heard the rukus, walked outside..and saw it go up over, grab a hen and up, over and out..all the while I am yelling and threatening with the yard rake!!..Didn't scare him/her at all. It was in early Spring and I believe it was a female..probably with kits.
     

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