I have been loosing chickens and guineas and I was sure it was a fox. So I have been very careful about getting my lovely ladies in at a respectable time. Friday that darn critter was so bold he came to the barnyard at 11am! If we had not have been taking a coffee break on the back patio he would have succeeded in getting an early lunch. The normal losses have occured just before they go in at night. I only know this because with me being home during the day I do a head count. I have put a live trap out the last couple weeks but to no avail. I did not know that foxes would raid during the day time like that. I thought it was at dawn and dusk. I am calling the DNR and county coop extention office today but I am sure they will not be much help but I think I have to have a permit to trap out of season. Would love to take more drastic measures but worry about my goats or neighboring dogs becoming the victoms of my anger. Well thanks for listening.