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Winter warning

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Rooba, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. Rooba

    Rooba In the Brooder

    Jan 21, 2015
    Horrible sight when I went out to the run this morning. A fox had devoured four of my chickens - blood, feathers and bits of bodies scattered all over. It's the first time in six years that I've had a visit from a predator. I suspect that my electric fence failed to give the verminous red fiend a jolt because it was earthing in the snow, reducing its power. Usually I keep my chickens in a secure run in winter and switch off the fence, but winter here in Scotland has been quite mild until the past week or two, so guess I just got careless. If you have an electric fence please be aware that it won't work as well in the snow. In the meantime, I'm off to get myself a good fox trap. Do they sell ones with an in-built water-boarding feature? Would happily use it on the little foxy *@%%*.
  2. threescompany

    threescompany Songster

    Aug 3, 2014
  3. hennible

    hennible Crowing

    Sorry about the birds, thanks for sharing. Water boarding a fox lol, and a bit sadistic.. :D
  4. The Lazy L

    The Lazy L Songster

    Dec 16, 2011
    Chicken wire or 1/2" hardware cloth?

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