Fox in my yard right now!!!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Robinkay1, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. Robinkay1

    Robinkay1 In the Brooder

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    Woke up this morning to lots of clucking from my 6 chicks (4 mo's old) :: baby fox sniffing around their coop and run. I ran it off and sprinkled my wolf pee granuals around but a couple of hours later, looks like mother fox is here now and she was just sniffing around. Coop/run protected by hardwire mesh all over but my chickies are nervous and now these foxes know where they live (I'm in the 'burbs). Help!!! WHat do I do?

    (I'm not in the country, can't shoot them....)

    Emergency!

    :-(
     
  2. ECBW

    ECBW Songster

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    Watch and be entertained. Admire your handy work in creating the fortress.

    Do not kill the foxes. You have done your part in protecting your flock. Now the foxes will go after other small wild creatures as nature intended.

    On the other hand, do not become complacent. Keep looking for weakness in your setup and take preventative measures.

    PS. I lost some to foxes in NJ too. Never blame the foxes but myself and learned from it.
     
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  3. nikolaj21

    nikolaj21 Hatching

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    Just buy a cheap $100 bow or use a live trap or hit em with an axe
     
  4. Predator urine is not a repellent, especially a repellent to other predators. In fact the exact opposite is true.

    If this wasn't so then every time a strange automobile parked in your yard your pooch wouldn't be so eager to sniff all the wheels.
     
  5. nikolaj21

    nikolaj21 Hatching

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    Yea the worst u can do is use an animal urine
     
  6. RonP

    RonP Crowing

    If your coop and run is fox proof, relax, the fox will soon look for easier prey.

    Just don't let your guard down, they will return often looking for a weakness or mistake.
     
  7. chickencreek

    chickencreek Chirping

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    Tomahawk. No just kidding. Next time you see it throw good sized rocks at it and chase it. Or I'll let you rent my 100 pound dog.
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2014
  8. Howlet

    Howlet Chirping

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    mk everyone talking about killing them needs 2 reread the problem
     
  9. The Lazy L

    The Lazy L Songster

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    What ECBW said [​IMG]
     

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