I would just about give up.....!!!!! It's a fox!!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by RubberChickenLubber, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. RubberChickenLubber

    RubberChickenLubber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This morning the rest of my chickens that didn't get killed last week were killed (all but my Japanese bantam hen, she roost in a tree in the run). This time it dug under the fence. We put out a live trap earlier today, hope we'll catch what it is tonight. My dh is going to dig a trench at the bottom of the fence and pour concrete and set the fence in it.

    If I didn't have the chicks in the livingroom, I would give up. Now I feel bad for my little hen, she's all alone and will be for a while. I need to find her a man [​IMG] now, so she'll have some company.

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  2. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh Crap, you poor thing, Yes you really have to build a fort knox before you get them back out there.
    Im sure someone here will help you out with a roo but youll need to protect them first.
    I feel so sorry for you.
    Just get out there and cement and bury some barbed wire too!
    So sorry, try and have a good day tommorrow.
    Hugs
     
  3. RubberChickenLubber

    RubberChickenLubber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You know the bad thing is whatever it was got in the only place that wasn't buried 6 inches. I had a hard time getting out, it tried several spots before it got out. Last time was just my stupidity of leaving the door open while we left, and we got back too late.
     
  4. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    The sneaky little $%^&&^$$
    Youll be right next time, dont give in to him!!!
     
  5. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    Hang in there Rubberchicken!!!! You'll be alright, what kind of rooster are you looking for?
     
  6. RubberChickenLubber

    RubberChickenLubber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right now all I need is a jap bantam. I don't have any other hens.
     
  7. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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  8. RubberChickenLubber

    RubberChickenLubber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what my roo was, buff. I appreciate it Dawn, but you're just too far.
     
  9. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Unless your hubby pans on digging a DEEP trench, the predator will dig under it. What he needs to do is, take about a 12 to 18 inches of chicken wire bent out in an L shape. I know of no predator that is smart enough to back up once they have dug into the wire. So he needs to get a 3 foot roll of chicken wire and bend it in half. Attach it to the fence you have and bury the L shaped wire about 2 inches deep. That has keep all the digging predators I have out of my chicken area.
     
  10. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    I feel terrible for your loss. I'm so sorry, poor little things. [​IMG]
     

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