There is always a first time. Fox issues.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by bakerjw, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. bakerjw

    bakerjw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2010
    Johnson City, Tn
    It's my fault. I've had this run for 2 years without incident. I regularly trap raccoons and dispatch of them quickly. To date... No problems.

    Yesterday I noticed a lot of feathers in the far end of the coop and fewer chickens than normal. I also found an area where something had dug under the fence. It ends up that I lost 10 of my White Rock laying hens.

    SO, rather than doing all of the things that I wanted to do, I spent all day yesterday securing the fence to landscape timbers (secured to the ground) and also ran a 3 wire skirt of electric fence around the run. If something tries to dig, it will meet an electric wire at some point.

    Don't let down your guard. I did and I paid for it.
  2. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2011
    Milner, Georgia
    Don't it always hurt when you react instead of act. We all learn the hard way too.

    I like the White Rock. I have a possum kill two of mine years ago.
  3. InMySanctuary

    InMySanctuary New Egg

    Apr 16, 2012
    We don't have racoons here in Oz. Do they eat the chickens the same way foxes do? Our main predators are foxes, hawks, dogs, and then goannas and snakes which really love the eggs.

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