Since December last a fox has decimated our chickens, royally screwed this year's breeding program and generally made our lives miserable. I've spoken to the mayoress and she has called in the local hunt and a trapper. In pursuit of other advice I have pee'd myself into near-dessication around the fences and coops on the off-chance that it wasn't a piss-take. We don't have a dog as neither myself nor my girlfriend like them so that isn't an option. And not being French nationals we can't bear arms in case we try and take back Calais or some such nonsense. So my question is: does anybody have any theories about the usefulness of goats as a defence against foxes? Hopefully before my girlfriend swops euros for some Massif Central / Pyrenees crossbreeds from the nearby farm.