Thursday, 28 January 2010

Fox alert



Fingers crossed, we're lucky, our little flock lives in town and we don't (yet) have urban foxes here. Sadly though a friend has been less fortunate, he had 13 chickens killed last night.

Reynard went on a killing frenzy.

Lock up your chickens my friends, it has been a long hard winter and Foxy Loxy is hungry.

7 comments:

mhayworth said...

What a shame. The fox is only doing what comes naturally. There are very specific instructions on how to build a fox free pen for chickens on the Natural England website (leaflets that you can download for urban or rural foxes). Hope this helps!

Re said...

Thank you I'll pass this info on to my friend.

Sara said...

How devastating for your friend! Chooks are always particularly vulnerable when times are hard for our wild friends & I know they must survive too, but it doesn't stop the heartbreak if it happens to you. I lost 3 ducks to a fox attack :-(

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

read this,.,,,, my recent and saddest blog

http://disasterfilm.blogspot.com/2010/01/stupidity.html

yes, lock up your girls

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

duh...you have seen it alreadyxxx

marmee said...

sorry to hear of your friends chickens. we have coyotes here but our great mt pyrenees keeps them at bay.

Anonymous said...

my God, i thought you were going to chip in with some decisive insght at the end there, not leave it with ‘we leave it to you to decide’.