more fox questions-game cam pics

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by dinahmoe, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    game cam is in same postition.

    i didn't think these 2 shared territory and also the grey fox would be much smaller.

    also i am getting more and more pics of both.i guess they are getting comfortable with the camera.
    the other night i went out to check on everyone before bed and saw 2 foxes on the other side of the chicken pasture(75 ft away)-i always have the dog in the chicken yard at night so they are ok.i know the fox are testing their bounderies and seeing them in more than one ,is that more of a concern?
    BTW-the coops are very secure top to bottom.


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    either way,neither is good for this little guy

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    edited to say that the pictures were taken on the other side of the 30 acre pasture.
     
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  2. JackE

    JackE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you can, kill them. I've have a problem with foxes here. They will attack at ANY time, day or night. They won't take just one, they will kill everything you have if they have the time when you are not around. Take it from me, the fox is NOT a good thing to have around your chickens.
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  3. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    sorry you have had problems with the fox.i have never seen these in daylight except on the camera.the nights when i have seen them,it was only their little orange eyes that i saw and they are quick.believe me if i see them in day light up around the house i will do something.its probably time to buy a bigger trap.
    i don't want them to get over populated becuase there is 150 acres here that is never hunted and the frequency and pairing up of the fox is making me a little nervous.
     
  4. jofos

    jofos Out Of The Brooder

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    I've had a fox in my yard for over four years. It has never kill a chicken. it has been in the yard when i had chickens out of the pen but it still has never messed with them. I have had more problems with possums, hawks, and dogs. I'm not saying that the fox will never kill my chcikens but so far it hasn't been a problem. The only thing it does is eat cat food every night.
     
  5. johnsons-r-us

    johnsons-r-us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Maybe that's why it doesn't feel the need to kill the chickens.....not hungry [​IMG]
     
  6. MEchickenfarmer33

    MEchickenfarmer33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:run bunny run!!!!!!!!
     
  7. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    my husband loves the bunnies and quail but we are not seeing them much anymore.he wants to get rid of the fox but new ones will just replace them.[​IMG]
     
  8. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i know [​IMG]
    my husband loves the bunnies and quail but we are not seeing them much anymore.he wants to get rid of the fox but new ones will just replace them.[​IMG]

    this is only partailly true the size of the predator herd can be reduced and once it is made smaller the preds left are much healthier and the natural food supply of theirs is often times enough they do not need to "hunt" my poultry LOL
     
  9. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The top pic is a red fox, the second a grey. I've got both and have lost a couple of birds to the reds but the greys don't seem to be a problem. I suspect it is because the birds are too big and the greys tend to be around more after they are locked up for the night.
     
  10. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a friend who recently lost her entire flock to a red fox. She would see him during the day and took pot shots at him but no luck.
    Then one night she came home from work, went out to lock up and noticed the pop door was locked. She peeked in and sure enough there he was and surrounded by 18 dead chickens, killed every last one of them. He had been in there a while, all chickens were in full rigor.
    Still a mystery as to how the door shut but my guess is during the fight it was hit by flying chickens and slammed shut. It was the slidding type door, top to bottom.
    That fox is not a problem any more.
     

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