Fox trapping

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Danieldude888, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. Danieldude888

    Danieldude888 New Egg

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    I have a small flock of ducks and also some chickens. Recently I have noticed a few of my chickens being killed. I have seen a fox lurking around in the mornings, so I'm pretty sure that's the culprit. Any ideas on catching him with a live trap. I have a havahart 1081 I am planning on using. Any tips will help.
     
  2. kbarrett

    kbarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and welcome to BYC!

    I've been fortunate enough to not have predator issues, though many on this site have the experience and the advice you are looking for. Check out the predators and pests section, it's full of great tips and people are more than willing to help around here!
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! Try posting your questions in the "Predators and Pests" section. Good luck on catching that fox!
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our BYC "flock".

    I'm sorry to hear that some of you chickens have been being killed. I would definitely post in the Predators/Pests section: Predators and Pests
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    What will you do if you catch him in a trap? In many areas it is illegal to relocate a predator to another area. In others it is not legal to trap them either. Good to know beforehand.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community!
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Sorry for your losses![​IMG]
     
  9. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    [​IMG]Welocme to BYC!!! It is an aweosme forum (the BEST in the world) and has a great comminity!!! Hopr you have a great time and learn A LOT!
     
  10. Danieldude888

    Danieldude888 New Egg

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    Thank you all for welcoming me to the forums and giving me advice! I set the trap with a piece of chicken in an attempt to catch my chicken killer and I caught a raccoon after around a week of setting it. I put it out again and this time something actually tore wire off the back in order too escape! Hopefully that raccoon was the real killer and my chickens are safe now.
     

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