Stupid Fox!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Toi-toi, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. Toi-toi

    Toi-toi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so mad and sad... I lost 5 babies today by fox attack [​IMG]
    Animal control guy came over and said "you got chickens, you got fox. it's your problem"
    He told me to buy animal trap and set it up. Then SHOOT IT if I would like....
     
  2. SillyChicken

    SillyChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    yeah, that's what animal control says... better check your state laws and a conservation officer too... you know to CYB!
     
  3. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    that was kind of rude of the Animal control person
     
  4. Toi-toi

    Toi-toi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What is CYB???

    When I called town office, they said I can't shoot fox in my yard. But the animal control guy said "it's OK, just don't tell anyone"...
    I'm looking for live trap online now but it's pretty pricey...
     
  5. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Dutchess

    Dutchess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:What is CYB???

    When I called town office, they said I can't shoot fox in my yard. But the animal control guy said "it's OK, just don't tell anyone"...
    I'm looking for live trap online now but it's pretty pricey...

    Cover Your Backside? or CYA Cover your anatomy!
     
  7. tomingreeneco

    tomingreeneco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fox are "Very Hard" to catch with a live trap. You need some #1.75 spring coil traps and KNOW how to use them. There is a lot of info on-line about trapping or maybe someone in your area traps. For trapping supplies I use http://www.nwtrappers.com/. Good luck! Hope you get him.
     
  8. Toi-toi

    Toi-toi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just talked to 2 "professional wild animal removers".
    They said they use box traps, not open spring/coil traps and cost like crazy....
    Then told me that "don't try yourself because it makes harder to catch them".
    So either forget it about catching them or pay big money to get them....

    Oh I wish money comes out from my ears!!!!
     
  9. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    coil spring are much quicker to catch them with and a number 1 1/2 is plenty large for them, if you are going to try cage traps bigger is better google drift fencing the first coupla links show how
     
  10. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    Unfortunately, the fox was not stupid in the least.

    I gather your birds free range and this was not a breach of your run or coop? Keep your birds in lockdown for awhile so you don't have a repeat incident.

    JJ
     

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