At the beginning of June, a fox came in the middle of the day and took 7 of my chickens. Since then, I have had the girls on lock down. I have had no more losses but the fox still hangs around. She went after my outdoor cat and will not leave. I have tried baiting and hunting her, live trapping and calling her in with no luck. About 2 weeks ago I dumped my brooder in a new compost pile and buried it. The fox dug it up looking for the chickens and I found that evidence about a week ago. I there has been numerous sightings of her hanging around as well. She seems to be a daytime fox and is not afraid to come out where humans are. She seems to also be pretty trap smart. Today, a neighbor came over and have me all her egg cartons. She said a fox came and killed all but one of her chickens. I really feel like I need to stop this fox. I want to try and bait her in somehow and shoot her but I don't know how to go by it properly. I do not want to try live traps because I have 3 dogs and an outdoor cat that will get into it and I don't want to keep messing with it or removing it to keep them from going near it daily. I have been baiting my live trap for 3 weeks now with no luck so I do not think she will go in it unless I change something. Now I need to know how to kill this fox. She is going after other people's chickens and a lot more of my neighbors have chickens and I really don't want them to lose any either. She is not extremely wary of humans or houses and attacks in broad daylight. I also know she has kits, they are old enough to be on their own but we have seen them with her on a couple occasions. I don't want to use leg hold traps because of my dogs unless there's a way to completely make sure they won't get caught in it. I can bait her to the compost pile where she has been digging but I don't know what to use. Are there scents I can buy? Should I use a live animal? And are there any calls I should use/buy? I've spent probably 15 separate days trying to call her in with a cotton tail distress call and a live chicken but had 0 luck. I really need help with this!