How to get rid of foxes?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by chickyfuzz, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. chickyfuzz

    chickyfuzz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have photos feel free to add them to.
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    LARGE live traps can work.
    The most common size is generally too small for a grown Fox to enter
    Leg hold or body traps also work.

    Shooting is great IF the Fox will show itself.
    Often they DO move on predictable schedules, so that if you're patient, you might get a shot.
    They can also sometimes be lured in with predator calls
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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  5. DonnerSurvivor

    DonnerSurvivor Out Of The Brooder

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    Trapping season is coming up across most of the country and if you contact your local DNR office I bet they would be happy to give you the numbers of some local trappers who would take care of the problem cheap to free.
     
  6. Trefoil

    Trefoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Move to the city. No fox.
     
  7. DonnerSurvivor

    DonnerSurvivor Out Of The Brooder

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    Many cities have foxes and Coyotes and I have no idea why anyone would want to move the cities...
     
  8. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here where I live the yotes are at the edge of the cities the fox are in the cities I trap 95% of the fox I "pelt out" and send to the fur auctions :)
     

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