Anonymous
Anonymous asked in PetsBirds · 6 months ago

Foxes keep eating the chickens, how to protect the chickens against it?

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  • oikoσ
    Lv 7
    6 months ago
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    Chicken wire keeps the chickens in but does not keep the predators out. I kept losing chickens until I turned a solid building into a henhouse and close it every night. Their run is surrounded by cyclone fencing and roofed enough to keep out birds of prey. I do lose some eggs to black rat snakes but they pay for what they take in rodent control. BTW, I use chicken wire under the cyclone fencing to deter burrowing; I've also lost chickens to dogs.

  • 6 months ago

    arm them. everybody's gangster till the chickens start shooting

  • 6 months ago

    Shoot the fox, its the best and most effective way.

  • patty
    Lv 5
    6 months ago

    u may need a large wire cage to keep them in

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  • 6 months ago

    They need to be put inside the coop and the coop protected every night with chicken wire. Raccoons and foxes will kill and eat chickens if you don't.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Give the chickens a gun each.

  • 6 months ago

    What, no enclosed coop? How out a watchdog

  • 6 months ago

    This is what I would do: fully enclose your coop with chicken wire, even the outdoor part if there is one (make sure there are no gaps). And then get a good dog and enclose the dog in a fence around the coop (and then let the dog chase away the foxes). There's still no guarantee but that should at least help.

  • 6 months ago

    Keep a big dog in a kennel next to the cage

  • David
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Buy some hound dogs to protect the chickens.

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