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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by benjicken, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. benjicken

    benjicken In the Brooder

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    hello, I have 3 chickens that stay in their coop overnight and I let them out first thing every morning. This morning however at about 8 am, the chickens went missing and all I saw from them was feathers from one of them. I then saw a fox run away from my garden. I haven't seen any of them since. What would the fox have done with them? He had nothing in his mouth. Please help :(
     

  2. dreamwallaby

    dreamwallaby Songster

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    I wonder, hope, that maybe the fox only got one and your other two managed to find a hiding spot. Are they free range or did they go missing from inside their run?
     
  3. benjicken

    benjicken In the Brooder

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    Been looking for an hour and no sign :( where would they be hiding? bushes or up high in trees?
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2016
  4. benjicken

    benjicken In the Brooder

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    they're free range. Good news, we've found one but she's absolutely motionless and traumatised when normally she's all energetic and loud :( hopefully the other 2 will turn up
     
  5. Athaid

    Athaid Songster

    Oh sorry.. Sounds like the fox might've got them. But there is still a chance that they got away, or at least one of them did.
     

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