Foxes issue

benjaminzygs

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Bad news that a fox killed 4 of my hens, 3 remain left (2 girl,1 boy) this is a tragedy to us so please respect our loved hens which we tried to raise them.

I am so sorry for announcing this.
and now Stephanie and Peach the remaining hens are so traumatised they are cowering in the shrubs. Got back from Wonthaggi Hospital after a night in Emergency with Ben to come back to a farm with a massacre of feathers through the chicken run. Took 2 carcasses and left 2. Understand about the food chain and all but kill only what you can eat. Stupid wasteful 🦊 foxes
 

benjaminzygs

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Got a trap?
And a gun?
Also. How secure is your run?
It very secure inside but a fox dug a hole and killed four of my hens and now we have 2 girl and 1 boy, I don’t know what to do and I don’t know when they gonna lay egg again.
 

KingB

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It very secure inside but a fox dug a hole and killed four of my hens and now we have 2 girl and 1 boy, I don’t know what to do and I don’t know when they gonna lay egg again.
They will definitely start laying again. From my experiences anyway.
Is there a possibility of him entering the run again? Could you work on making it more predator proof.
Could lay paving slabs around the edge to prevent animals digging in.
 

benjaminzygs

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They will definitely start laying again. From my experiences anyway.
Is there a possibility of him entering the run again? Could you work on making it more predator proof.
Could lay paving slabs around the edge to prevent animals digging in.
With 2 hen but I was thinking about raising another one With our two hen and a rooster
 

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Thank you, I just had asthma while I was in hospital. Now I don’t know what to do and I feel so sad.

I am glad you are ok.

As soon as possible The outside around the run needs work. If they dig in once they will do it again.

Is there a roof on top of the run or something to prevent the fox going over the sides?
 

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