This fox is smarter than I am!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Sjisty, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    We have a fox - I saw it last week. It is coming out in broad daylight and taking my chickens, the last one being Bart, my full-grown Jersey Giant roo!

    Now we have 4 traps set and are catching possums nightly but no fox. Any suggestions as to how I might catch the critter?
     
  2. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Songster

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    Have you tried sitting and waiting for it? What time of day did the attacks happen?

    If you know that, set a caged chicken in the yard out in the open, then sit and wait with a gun. When he comes out to investigate the chicken, get rid of him.

    -Kim
     
  3. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    The first time I saw him was at 8:45 a.m. He came back and got my roo between 12:30 and 1:00 p.m.
     
  4. koifarm

    koifarm Songster

    You've probably got a female fox with kits somewhere near. The foxes will return till all your chickens are gone.
    lock your chickens up in the pen.
     

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