i am wondering if anyone has tried those red blinking lihts that are supposed to mimic larger preditors. I think they are called night guard? They are advertised in poultry magazines and such. I have a fox problem. We have killed one this spring but have at least 2 more that are here EVERY NIGHT. I hear them calling eachother. We have taken as many precautions as we can with 8 foot chain link fences around the coops and locking everybody up every night but these foxes are tricky and determined. We had a storm roll through Monday night at dusk and scramble all the birds so some of them forgot to go to bed. We were out till long after dark trying to round everybody up but still found that the fox had gotten pullets. We lost an entire coop full last summer when the fox climbed the fence and got into the coop yard through a hole in the fence on the top. I have seen this guy as close as the patio right outside my door at 3 am, but could not get to the gun fast enough and did not really want to shoot my van. I have also seen him as late as 11 am walking right by the house. I was getting up at 5 am and going out waiting for it with the .22 but have had no luck. It is getting frustrating and I need some new ideas.