Monday, August 25, 2014

The Raid is ON

THE RAID IS ON! ... He raids the chicken coop killing more than he can eat and may bring it a long way from the farm... it's the FOX!

    Here is a crafty critter you won't want to see on your farm. I have seen this beautiful creature a few times since I moved out to the country but thankfully not in my yard!    A fox will clean out your chickens in a night.. he'll kill them all in hopes of dragging them to his home for a nice tasty meal. We have guinea hens and geese to alarm us if they see Mr. Fox.   Fox are pretty cool in that they eat both plants and animals and all kinds of stuff...including peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! They will eat berries like our mulberry tree in the yard or our strawberries. Some people actually even keep foxes for pets  The chicken farmer is well aware of the vices of the fox. The fox is relentless in pursuing a good chicken meal especially in the Spring when they want to feed new family. They can jump a 6 foot fence and will look for openings to get in and can dig to get under fences too. Electric fences are helpful as well as a bigger dog to guard your flock. If you have guinea pigs, mice, chickens etc.. you may attract foxes to your property. 

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