Friday, March 20, 2009

Fox attack

We've just had our worst fox attack for ages. At least 10 and probably as many as 15 hens were killed by foxes last night- all in one paddock.
Their flock protector, a Maremma dog named Monte came charging out of the paddock at around 10.30 last night - obviously in pursuit of the nasty little critters but he left the rest of the flock to the ****** foxes.
I've now re-arranged the electric fences and we will give Monte some support with another Maremma in his paddock as it seems to be the most prone to predators. We have not had an attack like this since we've had our eight Maremmas - and we don't want another night like it.
It wouldn't be so bad if the foxes just killed what they needed to eat but we had headless bodies strewn around the paddock with feathers everywhere.
I don't think I'm alone in saying that I hate foxes!

Good dog Monte

1 comment:

seaside chooks said...

yes I too hate foxes and what they do to the chooks they dont belong in Australia.Fox hunters are welcome at our place. We live neare Portland and on the coast line so we have foxes hiding in the dunes. Now we have an expensive for proof run and house for our chooks.Would like to visit your place and you are welcome to visit our place. We have a variety of breeds and the newest ones are the best they are called couchins