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How high of fence can a Fox jump?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by beak, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. beak

    beak On vacation

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    I am doing some re-fencing and was wondering what is the highest fence any body knows a Fox jumped over?
     
  2. buckeye lady

    buckeye lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They can climb!!!!They hook their paws over the wires and climb fences like ladders!!!
     
  3. Rootball

    Rootball Chillin' With My Peeps

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    apparently they wont climb much higher than a 2 meter fence.
     
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    they will climb every how high the fence is to get over. Check the link.

     
  5. Rootball

    Rootball Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From Wikipedia

    Red Foxes are generally considered to be the most serious predator of free range poultry. The safest option known in poultry protection is to keep the flock and the fox physically separated, usually with fencing. A fence needs to be at least 2 m high to keep out most foxes, though on some rare occasions, a determined fox might succeed in climbing over.[40] Surplus killing will often occur in enclosed spaces such as huts, with discarded feathers and headless bodies usually being the main indicators of fox predation.
     
  6. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    aa friend of mine watched as a fox repeatedly jumped until it finally succeded to get onto her garage roof and then ran over the roof and dropped into the chicken yard on the other side.. the roof at that point was over 6 feet high..
     
  7. kfruzen

    kfruzen Out Of The Brooder

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    We just saw a red fox in our yard! What can we do? We are wondering if anyone has suggestions as to how to keep it out. Right now we have a 5 foot high fence, the only one of the flock to run away from the fox was the Rooster! LOL! Our girls ran right up to the fence to get a closer look. This only happened this once that we know of, and now we know it is out there so now we will be overly cautious. And we saw it at 4:30 in the evening. I thought they only came out at nighttime. Please if you have any suggestions post them! Thanks![​IMG]
     
  8. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's been my experience too. Scaled a 5 foot chain link fence like it was nothin'.
     
  9. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they will dig too
     
  10. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:trap, dispatch , repeat
     

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