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monty ali
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Can anyone share some ideas of how to deter foxes? I had one attack my chickens last sunday in broad daylight. while people were moving about in the garden.

I live in the city so a gun is out of the question.
 
mick mclaughlin
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I would suggest a dog. While foxes can be pretty daring, they are on the low side of the carnivore chain.

 
John Polk
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Pellet guns are silent, so are an option for city bound people.

They are not fatal, but certainly send a "Not Welcome" message.
This is often even good in rural areas where 'things that go bang' are acceptable.
With the vacuum effect, if you kill a territorial predator, another will move in to fill the void.
By just frightening the animal, he will remain in the territory, and chase off the others.
This is a win/win: he is now trained to leave your yard alone, but will still keep others away from his territory.
He is now your guard.

 
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