Today something killed 21 of my 33 chickens today. They were free range but not anymore I guess. I have a rooster and a few hens and 2 chicks left. I only found 4 bodies in the yard. We have a fox that lives in a neighbors barn. I'm sure that's what it was. My husband found one buried in our barn. I've read that a fox has a great memory and now they will come back to kill the rest. They will also teach their kits to raid chicken coops. I would hate to keep them in. They are free range and I just love them in the yard. My kids are most upset about our blue maran. She had just hatched chicks a couple of weeks ago. Only one survived. Anyway...how can I get rid of the fox? Would a trap work? I would shoot it but we have small kids and I don't want a loaded gun in the house. Did I mention this was all during the day?