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Feeling sad

Let out my hens today to free range for an hour came back to find feathers everywhere ,& 3dead hens in the field ,fox took 5hens and the others escaped ,they must be terrified. Hens had not been out since before Christmas. The sly fox was lying in wait. Never again am I going to leave them out of there pen .I've had enough of foxes

shannon mist
Friday, February 9th, 2018

Sorry to hear about your birds

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Contact local gun club and ask them to help

Mc fadden
Saturday, February 10th, 2018

That's hard to take , a lot of foxes about but make sure it wasn't a dog - a few years ago I had my hens attacked like that and it turned out be a neighbours bloody dog

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Yes same happened to me and it was two dogs!

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

And the moral of the story is don,t leave them out unattended.
Make sure your runs are foxproof and leave a trap permanently set.
Sly,cunning and clever thats the red lad for you !

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

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