Fox came and took the poor poor Turkey, then the next night 2 chickens and also dug up the turkey we buried.Cant find a trap that is big enough for the life of me! Anyone have any tips too keep it away? I have 18 chickens that are scared out of their minds! It got right in the coop. So I don't thnk it can get in now. But I want it gone before it gets the rabbits! And my free range roosters, who go into the barn at night.
12 gauge full choke shotgun and number 4 shot, number 2 lead if you can find it, go set up around midnight with a basic electronic predator call. Call him in and shoot them. Foxes are generally way to smart to be caught in traps set by inexperienced trappers. I have never managed to trap one. But have called in a shot several. A dog that will stay with chickens will help also
I lost my German shepherd to old age last fall. This spring I've been inundated with varmints. Fox, raccoon, possum, stray dogs... You name it. In the five years previous that I lived on this property and had my dog not one animal was killed. In the last 90 days I've lost over $1,500 in poultry... They always go for the most expensive, rare, fancy, favorite birds you have.
Last year we bought electric netting for our chickens, after a fox came and killed some of our chickens. I had my doubts that it would work.... flimsy netting keeping away a fox or raccoon?!!
It has worked wonderfully though. Once they figure out that it is electric, they stay away. We have had a couple of animals that have tried to chew through the fence, and that's how we found them- dead. We also have 2 big golden retrievers that are good about barking at anything that looks threatening to the chickens.
We have 3 164' sections hooked together to make a huge run for the chickens, no one tries to fly over or get out, they seem to be pretty content in there. The two companies that sell it are Premier1 and Kencove.