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    Urban Fox

    Hi All,
    No I am not begging for Antler, Tusk or Horns this time! (unless you have a few spare!)
    I have recently moved and have a large back Garden, and am thinking of keeping a few Chickens. The problem is, Foxes! I can smell where they have been and my Springer and next doors two Labs go mad at night sometimes. When I used to drive Taxis late at night, I noticed lots of Foxes going right into the Towns, I suppose on the Isle of Wight, no where is far from the Countryside!
    Anyway, as its fairly built up here, would I still be allowed to get it/them shot? especially if they were 'worrying' my birds?
    not sure on the Legality of it to be honest!
    take care all, good Hunting,
    warm regards
    Tank

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    the kid keeps free range hens in a paddock next to the yard , the chicken shed has two pop holes behind one i have a treadle operated fox cage fixed to the hen house floor , in the morning you let the hens out one door and shut the other , at night shut the hens up and open the trap door . You need a bit of ply on top of the trap or it fills with chicken crap , youll be suprised what you catch in your hen house

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    Quote Originally Posted by trouble View Post
    the kid keeps free range hens in a paddock next to the yard , the chicken shed has two pop holes behind one i have a treadle operated fox cage fixed to the hen house floor , in the morning you let the hens out one door and shut the other , at night shut the hens up and open the trap door . You need a bit of ply on top of the trap or it fills with chicken crap , youll be suprised what you catch in your hen house
    great idea trouble. i bet you get a fair amount this way

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    its out of sight people is what i like , you be suprised what goes in and youd be suprised how the chickens get used to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by trouble View Post
    the kid keeps free range hens in a paddock next to the yard , the chicken shed has two pop holes behind one i have a treadle operated fox cage fixed to the hen house floor , in the morning you let the hens out one door and shut the other , at night shut the hens up and open the trap door . You need a bit of ply on top of the trap or it fills with chicken crap , youll be suprised what you catch in your hen house
    included are the locals cats !

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    We keep chickens in our back garden have done for years. A foxes use the garden probably every night. They have never touched our chickens even though the pen is very insecure, I could trap them but feel no desperate need. Just make sure they are shut away at night.
    Also in a more urban enviroment I susspect there is loads of other food (bins , scraps for birds etc) that is easier for them they won't bother with your chickens.


    don't wory about foxes mate , rats are going to be what you need to worry about!

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