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woodsprite



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 10 10:04 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Absolutely! You know when he's about too, distinct advantage. Local gamekeeper should help.

chicken feed



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 10 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

fox trap and then shoot him

mochyn



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 10 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wot they said.

T.G



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 10 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

we found peeing (OH and the danes) around the chicken pen stops the blighter coming too close, doesn't stop him coming onto the land, just its stopped the nightly raids we were having

failing that a bullet is probably the best option

Penny Outskirts



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 10 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Small electric fence just around the house, if you kill one, they'll be another along sooner or later...

Nick



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 10 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Penny wrote:
Small electric fence just around the house, if you kill one, they'll be another along sooner or later...


This is actually my thought.

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 10 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
Penny wrote:
Small electric fence just around the house, if you kill one, they'll be another along sooner or later...


This is actually my thought.


I've used an electric fence around my veg garden and hen house and it stopped the foxes using the protected bit. It didn't stop them using the rest of the garden though.

chicken feed



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 10 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

as the grange says pee but as the old poultry books say must be male pee

or another old method is human hair hung in stockings around the perimeter of your chicken pens

otatop



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 10 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

How about getting together with some friends with horses and dogs? Ooops!

Nick



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 10 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

otatop wrote:
How about getting together with some friends with horses and dogs? Ooops!


No, I object to that, because I was born in a small town and not a barn.

Andy B



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 10 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It will have an entry point onto your land, they like trails, so take the same routes over and over. Find it and leave a pile of dog shit, the smell puts them off. But it might make a fresh trail, so .....
By the way, although i live in a town we have lots of foxes and this method worked for me and we dont get to shoot them.

Nick



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 10 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We're surrounded on four sides by fields. Can't see it helping much, I'm afraid. I'll dig out the fencing tomorrow.

sako



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 10 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I shoot most vermin, but i will not shoot a fox this time of year, they have dependant cubs, by the end of June the cubs should be independant.
Electric fence for the time being.
Regards
Richard

lottie



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 10 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I will continue to trap foxes round my poultry at this or any other time of year ---why would I want to allow them a breathing space to increase their numbers? When the fox population here has dropped a bit so they are only an intermittent problem then I'll change my mind.

misty07



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 10 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

so very true lottie if you give them a breather you might as well kill the chicken for it and leave it at its hole to save it the job of walking to your land to have to kill it itself if i saw a fox id shoot it whatever time of year well maybe id trap it 1st to see the culprit in action

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