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Postby dieselbeef » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:43 pm

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Re: foxholes

Postby dieselbeef » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:43 pm

whole bunch more closer to the den..gonna hafta do something I didn't want to looks like
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Re: foxholes

Postby Caustic Burno » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:32 pm

What do they hurt there?
Here you can see them hunting mice in the pastures.
No one even attempts free range chickens too many owls,hawks,eagles not to count coon, skunks,and coyotes.
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Re: foxholes

Postby dieselbeef » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:35 pm

lotta feathers..cranes egrets..id guess birds mostly
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Re: foxholes

Postby M-5 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:09 pm

They will wipe out a chicken flock this time of the yr
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Postby Workinonit Farm » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:14 pm

My chickens are penned up. I welcome a fox. They keep the mouse, and other rodent, populations in check.
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Re: foxholes

Postby M-5 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:58 pm

Workinonit Farm wrote:My chickens are penned up. I welcome a fox. They keep the mouse, and other rodent, populations in check.


foxes are ok as long as they stay away but I have 3 dens within a 1/2 mile of my house had 12 hens and about 40 chicks disappear last spring in a weeks time.
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Postby Bestoutwest » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:14 pm

Workinonit Farm wrote:My chickens are penned up. I welcome a fox. They keep the mouse, and other rodent, populations in check.


I feel that way about the coyotes until they get to close to the house. Then they become moving targets. Badgers never, ever have a welcome mat at my place.
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Re: foxholes

Postby dieselbeef » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:52 pm

cows are falling into the tunnels..already had a calf with a dislocated shoulder to deal with for 2 mons..not sure if it was related but it was a pita
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Re: foxholes

Postby Craig Miller » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:28 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:What do they hurt there?
Here you can see them hunting mice in the pastures.
No one even attempts free range chickens too many owls,hawks,eagles not to count coon, skunks,and coyotes.


You got those good foxes. Don't shoot them or the bad foxes will move in.

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Re: foxholes

Postby Caustic Burno » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:00 pm

dieselbeef wrote:cows are falling into the tunnels..already had a calf with a dislocated shoulder to deal with for 2 mons..not sure if it was related but it was a pita


You just need a good dose of hogs make you forget about fox.
Neighbor and I set five traps this evening.
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Re: foxholes

Postby Caustic Burno » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:04 pm

Just had one barking at me on the front porch. Guess he thought the green light was messing up his hunting. He got terribly upset when I put it on him.
He barked if that is what you can call it for five minutes.
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Re: foxholes

Postby dieselbeef » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:09 am

I hear her barking too. I used to watch her running back and forth across the pasture into the orange grove. I know theres kits in there..or will be..

I was actually looking for hog damage when I found it...neighbor acorss the road got em...not yet for me tho..
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Re: foxholes

Postby farmerjan » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:47 pm

Have a vixen that raised 7 kits last year and saw her with another litter this year, 5 or 6 half grown and I hit one in the road when it ran across and I didn't see it until too late. They are usually around more when the coyotes aren't so I don't bother them. Did lose one hen but they were out loose so I can't get too upset. If they try to get into the chicken pens then I will go after them, but otherwise I leave them be. Even saw where they must've gotten a couple of ground hogs so YEAH...FOXES. I'll take them over the coyotes ANY DAY. And thank goodness we don't have feral hogs here...The d....d eagles are worse.


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