Chickendad went out this evening while the girls were free ranging and saw a young fox chasing a mouse (presumably) in the tall grass. The girls noticed it about the same time so went over to investigate (and introduce the fox to what was on the menu!). We have 2 cats and a giant golden retreiver that they are not afraid of, now we have a fox. It also suggests that there are other foxes from the litter around, plus adults. Does anyone know what fox habits are? Nocturnal? I assume they are fairly shy or we would have seen them more often. Do they take chickens one at a time, or try and massacre a whole flock? Are they singular hunters? I can mention the fox to the neighbor who will shoot it, but I would just as soon live and let live. Unfortunately, I don't think the fox feels the same. Any suggestions for keeping the girls safe? Right now they are in a chicken tractor that has an attached outside dog pen type run with an open top and 6' sides. They don't free range into the 8 acre meadow at the back (home of the fox, I presume) and tend to stay near the house and barn. Thanks for any suggestions!