I have raised chickens several years and lost many to different predators several of them being snatched by foxes particularly in the spring. I have an electric net fence but my chickens can fly over it (42inches). Finally I got a dog. I have spent the last 2 years with no losses as I have trained one then another border collie pup. I rehomed both, not because they weren't good LGD but because I did not have enough L for the D to G. My age and my health problems interfered with training the last one but basically they had far more energy that an old lady and her chickens required. They are both happy with a bigger pack and bigger responsibilities with horses, cows and boys. About 3 weeks ago I woke up to hear the small flock of OEG that my nephew gifted me with talking excitedly outside my bedroom window. I looked out and the oldest hen was telling a pretty young fox something as the roo started his own verbalization. I tried to be quiet as I called for my husband to get the gun and out the door but the fox was startled and first retreated and then left before my husband could get in a shot. I was sick because it is very cold and these birds are used to lots of free ranging. My nephew traps and he arranged for some one close to me to come trap the fox on my 12 acres. However while they found lots of fox signs and an active den 50 ft into the woods they also found a lot of dog tracks and felt to set out traps would mean catching neighbor hood dogs. ( He didn't ask me if I cared). The foxes have raised in the edge of my woods for several years. An electric fence and a dog worked but I need to make some repairs to their house to keep them in the fence and have time to find another dog that is more my speed. I have been without a dog about 2 months and so far have not lost a bird nor have I seen the fox again. Now my nephew has suggested using a predator call and shooting them. I have questions. Will that work for foxes? Will it call up additional predators? Any one with experience who can answer my questions? Thanks.