Henwife wrote:Yesterday I lost one of my three cocks to a fox. When the guinea fowl and bantams started yelling, it was too late. I was at the bottom of a hole, and by the time I'd clambered out & got to the top of the garden, the dogs had already gone off in pursuit.
Today I heard he crows yellng their warning from the top of the garden, went to investigate, and sure enough, Fox on his way down to see if her could pick off another bird. Bantams and Guinea Fowl were elsewhere in the garden & dogs out for a walk, so crows aren't all bad. I've referred before to them 'shouting' a fox through the forest, and they really do.
We've got a plague of rabbits that the fox is more than welcome to take.
Henwife i was over your neck of the woods the other night delivering some equines,saw plenty of foxes and cubs in the area,the only control i noticed were the ones that were hit crossing the motorways
I do find it odd Subruss that someone(not you by the way) who is'nt willing to cull their birds when they are so obviously ill they are'nt going to recover is willing to join a cull of birds that are healthy and are are doing as nature intended,taking advantage of unprotected chicks and stealing eggs from coops that are easy pickings..........as they say "theres nowt queerer than folk" or should i say "there is nothing as strange as people"