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close call!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jwchicklady, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. jwchicklady

    jwchicklady Songster

    May 29, 2009
    Howell, MI
    my chickens were out free ranging today in the woods next to our barn. I looked out the back doorwall and saw a grey fox running across the back hill of our property--not too far from where the chickens were ranging. I ran outside and yelled, sent my dog after the fox and got all my chickens back in their pen safely--phew! I guess they won't be free ranging for awhile.

  2. Ang

    Ang Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    West Central Illinois
    We had a similar incident last week! The dogs were raising heck at dusk. When I went out to see what the fuss was, a red fox ran out of the back yard into the pasture. We are extra careful about putting the birds away as soon as they roost now. We have so many foxes but its been a couple of years since they have come that close!

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