How to kill a fox?

reba353

In the Brooder
5 Years
Oct 13, 2014
56
1
41
North Alabama
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
 

Bigwig

Songster
5 Years
Jan 8, 2015
345
19
101
NC
Catch it in a live trap (a cage is best) take it outside of the city limits and shoot it there.
 

yochickiemomma

Chirping
May 8, 2015
494
67
93
Michigan
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!
 

yochickiemomma

Chirping
May 8, 2015
494
67
93
Michigan
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!
 

chickengeorgeto

Crowing
7 Years
Dec 25, 2012
8,047
4,200
431
Big Bend of the Tennessee River's Right Bank.
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.
 
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