Right now we are at war….. with what seems to be a growing number of foxes in the area. This is the hardest we have been hit in AGES – ok in all 11 years we have been doing this.
Yesterday alone I think we shot at a MINIMUM of 3 different annoying – yet beautiful – fox.
For years, we had the livestock guardian dogs and I loved my big dogs. The fluffy Monster was a farm favorite and it broke my heart the day he didn’t come home after chasing something from the farm and breaking through the electric fence.
It’s been a few years since he left and I think the fox have now realized it as this is the FIRST year they are actively at all hours of the day digging around our chicken pens.
So if you see one of the guys running around and grabbing a gun…. it’s really OK… we are honestly getting tired and very frustrated with the attacks. I’m about to start making belts for the guys to hang fox tails off of to show how many they have shot!
When you ask why we have roosters (I had someone who really wants me to get rid of all of them recently)…. it’s because they are our warning system, causing us to stop what we are doing and get it, grab a gun, and go after the threat.
450 chickens just doesn’t seem like a lot of chickens at the moment.