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foxes - how to catch and how to protect from

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by TLWR, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. TLWR

    TLWR Songster 8 Years

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    What is the best way to catch a fox?

    Also, until the sucker is gone, how do I best protect the ducks and chickens. Yard is fenced, but that darn fox went right through the fence (livestock fencing). If it goes through that fence, it can go through the fence that is around the duck food yard that keeps the dogs out of an area by the house where the ducks/chickens have food/water. I don't think I can make that fox safe either since it buts up to the deck which it could easily get into that yard from.

    I can fence an area around their houses with fencing with openings a fox wouldn't be able to get through. But how high to keep the fox from going over?
  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging 8 Years

    Sep 19, 2009
    Holts Summit, Missouri
    Electrified poultry netting usually works well against red fox.

    Bait fox with a penned live bird.
  3. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

    Jan 27, 2014
    Central Oregon
    Can you post some pics of your setup? It's hard to tell from your post exactly what you might need to do to get it more secure.
  4. TLWR

    TLWR Songster 8 Years

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    We have 100' of 4' welded wire fencing and electric strands as well. So the fence will go up around their houses tonight. Then I'll figure out the electric part of it and until that is working, they will be locked up in their huts when I leave tomorrow.

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