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Will the local fox kill my hens?


I am thinking about getting some backyard hens, but everyone tells me that the local fox will kill them. Is there any way to completely protect hens from foxes?


If you set up a secure, impregnable hen house, with a lockable door, this should keep out most foxes. Lock your hens up before dusk, and let them out after breakfast. And in the daytime, keep them in a fenced area which is not easily accessible to foxes. Many people keep hens successfully in back gardens (I have kept them myself for fifteen years without any fox-related incidents).

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