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Fox

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by kidfarmer, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. kidfarmer

    kidfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just had a close call with a fox about 10 minutes ago. He was almost scaling the 6' fence we have around the coop. Is there any way to keep them away or anything to stop him from coming close? Thanks
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Shoot it if you can!! Only if it's safe to do so though.

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    Can you cover your run/coop in case it comes back so it can hop in? They are very intelligent things and find a way in the most inconspicuous places. I know it sounds disgusting but men peeing around your perimeter is meant to deter them too. I've also seen fox deterrent alarms that are meant to scare them off.

    I hope it stays away from your coop :fl
     
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  3. wamtazlady

    wamtazlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a fox problem here. Electric poultry netting has stopped them from getting to my girls.
     
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  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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  5. kidfarmer

    kidfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I plan on covering it ASAP with the left over wire I have from when we were building it. Shooting it won't be a good idea since there's houses somewhat close and behind where the coop is, the peeing might be a last effort type of thing ;) I will be looking into alarms and other types of deterents! Thanks
     
  6. kidfarmer

    kidfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will be looking into this also just incase it is needed. Thanks!
     
  7. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    Alarms and deterrents are generally a waste of money. Electric poultry netting is great, if legal where you live, and set up properly. Your birds need to be locked in until your run is safe, because the fox and many other critters will love your chickens! Mary
     
  8. kidfarmer

    kidfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Mary, the run is all covered and reinforced. Throughout th week I'll
    Be touching things up here and there.
     
  9. sophiem2003xx

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    A mans urine will frighten the fox as it has a very strong smell ,also get an old sock and stuff it with hair from shower ,hairbrush,haircut.and that will frighten them also...and if you see one make a loud noise to show it youre not coming in here!!

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    above there is a photo of baby foxes usually foxes just want to provide for themselves and family
     

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