Fox Attacks Warning. It's that time of year again.

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Re: Fox Attacks Warning. It's that time of year again.
« Reply #195 on: December 16, 2010, 23:31 »
We had a fox come down the back of our garden every night (fortunately my girls are all in an enclosed run and locked in the hen house every dusk) but it was attacking the wire netting and trying a bit of breaking and entering, Fitted one of those solar powered garden lights above the hen run and haven't had any problems since (fingers crossed)
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Re: Fox Attacks Warning. It's that time of year again.
« Reply #196 on: December 17, 2010, 22:24 »
There was something on Gardeners Question Time today about discouraging foxes in gardens, something about habit. must try and listen on Sunday

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Re: Fox Attacks Warning. It's that time of year again.
« Reply #197 on: December 20, 2010, 11:56 »
A fox had dug a hole by the door to the chicken coop this morning.This cold weather must be making them desperate.I read somewhere that lion poo stops foxes coming into the garden .You can buy it mail order

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Re: Fox Attacks Warning. It's that time of year again.
« Reply #198 on: December 20, 2010, 21:37 »
A fox had dug a hole by the door to the chicken coop this morning.This cold weather must be making them desperate.I read somewhere that lion poo stops foxes coming into the garden .You can buy it mail order

Are you sure you don't need the lion too?  :lol:
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Re: Fox Attacks Warning. It's that time of year again.
« Reply #199 on: December 27, 2010, 15:00 »
yes a lion would keep you well supplied with poo and collecting eggs would be very exciting :D

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« Reply #200 on: December 27, 2010, 19:07 »
yes a lion would keep you well supplied with poo and collecting eggs would be very exciting :D

They once had little ones on the eggs you know  :lol:

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Re: Fox Attacks Warning. It's that time of year again.
« Reply #201 on: December 29, 2010, 18:01 »
OH nearly knocked a young fox down at about 4 today by St Mary's Secondary in Newbold Chesterfield, it just stood there looking at him.  He's seen this one several times in the past month around the same spot.
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Re: Fox Attacks Warning. It's that time of year again.
« Reply #202 on: January 09, 2011, 12:12 »
Hi

What evidence can you see if a fox has been in your garden compared to that of a cat?

We know there are foxes about as during the snow we saw them playing in next doors garden but we've not seen them in ours, we found tracks but not sure if they were cats or foxes as led away from the chickens.

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Re: Fox Attacks Warning. It's that time of year again.
« Reply #203 on: January 09, 2011, 12:17 »
if it is snowy or muddy you will be able to tell the difference in their footprints, this website might help you:-

http://www.ussartf.org/animal_tracking.htm

Also the scent of a fox is really strong - one of my dogs has to roll wherever a dog or mink has wee'd and they are even worse if there is a pooh!!
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Re: Fox Attacks Warning. It's that time of year again.
« Reply #204 on: January 09, 2011, 12:29 »
Thank you will have a look.

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Re: Fox Attacks Warning. It's that time of year again.
« Reply #205 on: January 09, 2011, 13:41 »
Hi

What evidence can you see if a fox has been in your garden compared to that of a cat?

We know there are foxes about as during the snow we saw them playing in next doors garden but we've not seen them in ours, we found tracks but not sure if they were cats or foxes as led away from the chickens.

thank you

If you have seen them in next doors garden and you have hens they will definately have been in for a look .
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Re: Fox Attacks Warning. It's that time of year again.
« Reply #206 on: January 09, 2011, 20:16 »
hi ,new to site so it get it right had trouble a couple of years ago but since putting in new fence and light sensor hopfully no probs my trouble is of the two legged type

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Re: Fox Attacks Warning. It's that time of year again.
« Reply #207 on: January 09, 2011, 20:49 »
hi ,new to site so it get it right had trouble a couple of years ago but since putting in new fence and light sensor hopfully no probs my trouble is of the two legged type

Welcome to the site. 2 legged rats are much harder to deal with than 4 legged, sadly. Use of a shotgun is really frowned upon :)
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Re: Fox Attacks Warning. It's that time of year again.
« Reply #208 on: January 09, 2011, 23:28 »
Lost my old chook on Saturday to Foxy loxy.

Sadly, we were called away to visit a sick relative in hospital on Saturday morning. 

I had one chook, five years old and almost blind who we kept separate from the others as she didn't stand a chance at getting food when housed with them.  Her house doesn't have a run so she was free ranging.  We got back at 7pm to find her beheaded in the garden.  It was the first time we haven't been home to shut the hens in at dusk in three years.

Very upsetting.  I would have felt better if he had taken her for his dinner, but to see her simply killed, beheaded and discarded was annoying. 

Luckily the other girls were asleep in their house (lucky because their run and house was still open.  Just counting our blessings we only had one body to dispose of.

I spent the day in the garden with the other girls today and they were all really very very quiet so clearly traumatised by whatever they heard last night.  Poor things.
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Re: Fox Attacks Warning. It's that time of year again.
« Reply #209 on: January 10, 2011, 07:23 »
so sorry  :( hugs xx



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