Okay, so we have never had a problem with our birds until reccently. We have 2 foxes that hang around our property now. First, so you have an idea of our set up, we have a large coop that the birds are closed in at nighttime. The coop and other barns are inside a 6 ft. welded wire fence. the fence is buried in the ground 4-6" and has barbed wire on the top and bottom. The fenced in area is about 1/2 acre. But some of my chickens will fly out and free range around the gardens and lawn. We have noticed 2 foxes running around the fence stalking our chickens and ducks so we have been dilligent about making sure they are in before dusk, and we never lost a bird. Then last weekend we noticed our rooster was screaming and running around the lawn up to the neighbors house, and since he never leaves the fence, we knew something was up. Sure enough, 2 hens missing and feathers all over the lawn. And this was about 9 am! Then yesterday I went out to feed them about 2:30 in the afternoon and all my birds were there. Went out at 6 to get them inside and again 2 were missing feathers all through my garden! We see these foxes at all hours of the day and they come withing 20 feet of us and do their little screeches but we have yet been able to shoot them. So my question.... Should I clip their wings to deter them from flying over the fence? Or will they still fly over and then be at even more of a disadvantage not being able to fly away from the foxes? I need help!! We are going to try and trap them or shoot them, but in the meantime since they come at all hours of the day, what should we do???