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Foxes ಠ_ಠ

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Pugg, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. Pugg

    Pugg Out Of The Brooder

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    Lately, a new fox has moved into the area and it has decided to come to my farm. Every.Single.Night.


    This year I have lost nothing to foxes, unlike last year. Everything is pretty dam'n safe. The only thing is, I have two younger lambs who have just come off the bottle and now sleep outside. I find this bloody fox in their paddock nearly every night making awful sounds. I really don't want it around for their safety, my chicken's safety and I can't sleep at night with it crying out! And to top it off I have a ewe due to lamb in a couple of weeks.

    Of course, my neighbor has offered to shoot the fox, the only problem is...


    PUGG KILLS NOTHING!
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    Nor would i get someone to do the deed for me, I'm too peaceful!

    I'm going to try a number of methods to "scare away" the fox and see what works best, for science and my fellow peaceful warriors.


    If you have found anything that has successfully gotten rid of your fox problem without the use of re-location or killing, please tell me in this thread!


    ~ Pugg
     
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  2. yochickiemomma

    yochickiemomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All I can say is good luck.

    Eventually you'll have to make a choice between feeding the fox or keeping your animals safe.
     
  3. Tumbling K

    Tumbling K Overrun With Chickens

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    I didn't know Aussies had foxes? I learned something today.


    I agree with the above poster, it's just a matter of time before the fox will start eating your livestock.

    my only concern in trying to scare the fox away, is that any tactic you use to scare the fox will probably have the same affect on your livestock.
     
  4. yochickiemomma

    yochickiemomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I learned first hand about the damage a fox can do. I lost three hens ( two of which were my favorites) and I had to nurse one back to health. The fox tore her side open just under the wing. Fortunately she's a tough bird and made it through.
     
  5. 123RedBeard

    123RedBeard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could shoot it ... With a full power fire hose!

    Know any firemen who would come out to practice their skill?

    A fox rolled along for a few hundred feet by a blast of water, will probably not come back for a second dose! ;)

    Works on humans ... Should roll a fox along like a soccer ball! ;)



     
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  6. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Void where prohibited.
    If you don't want to shoot or kill it, here's what I suggest.

    Back it into a corner, and firmly shout shoo shoo go away!!!
    I'm pretty sure that will teach it.
     
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