fox in the hen house

Mon Sep 22, 2003 2:02 pm

anyone have any ideas on how to trap a gray fox :?: . live trap dosen't seem to catach ay thing but possoums

Re: fox in the hen house

Mon Sep 22, 2003 4:03 pm

Dogman wrote:anyone have any ideas on how to trap a gray fox :?: . live trap dosen't seem to catach ay thing but possoums

:twisted: Outfox it with a rifle/er/12-gauge. :evil:

Mon Sep 22, 2003 5:44 pm


What are you baiting it with?

Mon Sep 22, 2003 6:30 pm

chicken parts

Mon Sep 22, 2003 6:32 pm

I'm with Bronson. A rapid introduction of lead works well in this case.

Mon Sep 22, 2003 6:43 pm

Have to see him frist. :roll: then have to have a gun when you do see him. :shock: then have to be able to hit :oops: him when you do have a gun . in the mean time chichen count is getting lower and of course he dosn't take the old hens that don't lay much he gets the young en that are just starting to lay good

Mon Sep 22, 2003 6:50 pm

A fox will many times kill just for the sake of killing and not eat what it kills. I have shot many of them at night getting after my chickens. Sometimes there would be 15 chickens slaughtered and uneaten. I have also shot many Bobcats, Coyotes & other critters that wanted to get in the coop.

Mon Sep 22, 2003 9:14 pm

Dogman, find an experienced trapper in your area to snare him. An uncle of mine snares foxes, coyotes, etc. It's tricky business, you have to outfox the fox :!: :lol:

trapping gray fox

Thu Nov 27, 2003 7:15 pm

bury a windup alarmclock in a zip lock bag about 1/4" deep set a #1 steel trap on top of it and bait with a littlechicken tied to a stick about 18" above the trap he can't resist keep in mind putting boards around the trap so you won't catch the dog or the chickens

Thu Nov 27, 2003 11:15 pm

Will this rig set off the alarm when he grabs the chicken so you know he's there and can run out with the shotgun and let him have it :) :)

Thu Dec 11, 2003 3:57 pm

Sheep farmer up the road from me uses his Ruger22/250. Works great.

scotty :D :D

Thu Dec 11, 2003 4:23 pm

i think some one must have gotten him. haven't lost any more hens since he clean out all the new ones they run free and i don't see him very often but when i take a head count i can tell the fox or the owl have been eaten good. but thats part of living in the country, they have to eat too . boy i sure don't miss those Vermont winters live on Bomoseen the swamp end for 5 years then Rutland for about 22. been here for about 7 and love the sunshine
have a goodun keep your boots dry

Tue Jun 29, 2004 10:30 am

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Tue Jun 29, 2004 10:54 am

That them :lol: :lol:

Tue Jun 29, 2004 10:57 am

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