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How to kill a fox?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by reba353, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. reba353

    reba353 Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently had a fox break into my chicken coop and kill every one of my darlings in one night, needless to say I am very upset!!! I have some babies in the brooder right now and I want to make sure they are 100 % safe. Other than fortifying their coop, I was also planning on setting out a trap such as this one:
    http://m.flemingoutdoors.com/duke-15-coil-spring-rubber-jaw-leg-tr.html
    But due to me living within city limits I cannot shoot it, so I was wondering if there was another way for me to dispatch it. I choose the rubber jawed one incase I acidentally caught an unawares dog.
    Thanks for any help!
    Rebecca
     
  2. Bigwig

    Bigwig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Catch it in a live trap (a cage is best) take it outside of the city limits and shoot it there.
     
  3. hayley3

    hayley3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG! I am so sorry! I am still not over the killings of my chickens so I feel your pain.
    How do you know it was a fox?
     
  4. yochickiemomma

    yochickiemomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fox are usually too smart to be fought in a live trap. There is one live trap that works better than most because it has a small interior cage to put live bait in it.

    I understand how frustrating it can be I lost three of my girls and had one seriously injured due to a family of fox near my house. Now they don't go outside of the run w/o supervision.

    I hope you catch it!
     
  5. yochickiemomma

    yochickiemomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fox are usually too smart to be fought in a live trap. There is one live trap that works better than most because it has a small interior cage to put live bait in it.

    I understand how frustrating it can be I lost three of my girls and had one seriously injured due to a family of fox near my house. Now they don't go outside of the run w/o supervision.

    I hope you catch it!
     
  6. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    There are hundreds of videos on the web on how to trap foxes or other varmints, fire up your browser and sit a spell.

    Most land based fur harvesters resort to the Louisville slugger method of dispatching their catch. No holes in the pelt and super duper quite as well.
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2015

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