Killer Foxes...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by atomic_cutiepie, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. atomic_cutiepie

    atomic_cutiepie New Egg

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    My husband and I have had 3 flocks of our chickens killed by local foxes, despite fairly extreme measures to prevent such things from happening.

    The latest incident was tonight. 2 foxes popped their chubby @$$es out of our coop as my husband was locking up our peeps for the night. Aaaaaaargh! As a result he was able to collect the carcasses immediately.

    My question is, are the chickens still viable as a source of food? I mean, can we eat them? The foxes killed them, but we retrieved them immediately. Is there anything that could make us sick?

    Thanks!!

    Atomic!
     
  2. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    I can`t imagine anything that will make you sick, if the foxes were healthy. Always cook chicken well done anyway, even our home grown chickens.

    When you get tired of those foxes, PM me.
     
  3. timbofarms

    timbofarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like u need a spot light and rifle. [​IMG]
     
  4. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I would NOT eat them, what if the foxes has rebies?? it is not worth it.
     
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Atomic When we started having problems with foxes, coyotes and coons, we put a radio in the barn that's on a timer to come on before dark and turns off after daylight. The noise helped keep them away. You might want to give it a try. It is not always possible to get your sights on the predator in time. [​IMG]
     
  6. luvanimals3

    luvanimals3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rabies is always a possibility. If you are ever handling an animal that has been attacked by another animal wear gloves because the other animals slavia is still present on the the "victim." l would be very weary of eating the chickens.
     
  7. timbofarms

    timbofarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yes! Welcome to BYC
     
  8. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My father in law uses this method to keep the racoons out of the sweet corn. He puts in a tent next to the garden.
     

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