fox in the hen yard

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by davidb, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. davidb

    davidb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just went out and there was a fox in with my goats and chickens, he ran off before I could get to my shot gun, so far Ive found 4 hens probably more out there, I didn't know a fox would kill more than 1 at a time, any Idea when he might show back up and how I can get rid of him , There's to many dogs and cats around to set a leg trap,
     
  2. davidb

    davidb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I have one question answered any way, I went to town and just got back, The fox came back while I was gone hes now got all my hens except 3 and I still have all 5 roos , I guess he will get them after getting my other 3 hens.
     
  3. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

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    If the fox is "That" aggressive... get your rifle/shotgun and find somewhere to hide in view of the coop (or build a blind)... snipe his behind!




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  4. davidb

    davidb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hope I can get him before Im out of chickens
     
  5. dscheck

    dscheck Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry to hear about losing so many hens...good luck!
     
  6. davidb

    davidb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so far fox 15, davd 0 looks like I will be out of chickens in a few more days, but theres all ways next year I guess
     
  7. monster1

    monster1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    last year i had a fox take out all ten of my rhode islands in one night. it left headless bodies all through the yard. my neighbor killed it and i thought we were done. my pekin duck was killed last night. found its headless body with fox prints all around.
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Get a trap. Get the fox.
     
  9. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Lock up you remaining hens before he eats them all???
     

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