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Foxies!

By johnboy - 9 August 2013 20

The ABC has the delightful news that increased chicken ownership in Canberra is driving an exploding populations of foxes!

The number of foxes lurking in the streets of the nation’s capital city is on the rise.

Fox sightings in Canberra have increased as cubs become independent and more people keep chickens in their backyards.

Chris Condon, from the ACT Parks and Conservation Service, says urban foxes are a lot more cunning than those found on farms.

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Foxies!
BimboGeek 3:47 pm 09 Aug 13

Don’t keep pet chicken. Keep pet geese.

Alderney 12:27 pm 09 Aug 13

I have a fox terrier, and hence no foxes.

The wife is pretty foxy too.

Thumper 12:15 pm 09 Aug 13

Plenty of them along the Ginninderra Creek corridor that runs through Latham and Macgregor.

spinact 12:02 pm 09 Aug 13

I’ve sighted foxes (or the same fox) on my street twice in the last few weeks. Not really that surprising as I’m only a few blocks away from bushland but certainly the first time I’ve ever seen them wandering the streets in my neighbourhood.

Mike Bessenger 11:43 am 09 Aug 13

Pork Hunt said :

Mike Bessenger said :

enrique said :

Time to wire up the roofs and bury a deep length of mesh along the perimeters of your chicken pens folks if you haven’t already done so…

Or get a bomb proof coop.

A friend makes his like this: http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l44/YLD323/FE1E4ACC-FB38-4B61-B201-485A660F49AA-4775-000006EEC4AC101C.jpg and they are solid.

The holes in the upper part seem quite large…

oops, here is the final product:

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l44/YLD323/113ACDB5-BAF2-41F0-BDB3-1B0025187CB4-6575-000008373E68F535_zps16f1ca22.jpg
[IMG]http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l44/YLD323/7C580F77-CB26-4223-B5E8-C2D4AB6B02B3-6575-000008375B8CE58D_zpsd13992ee.jpg[/IMG]

From memory it’s 100% welded, with full fox proof floor.

Pork Hunt 11:38 am 09 Aug 13

Mike Bessenger said :

enrique said :

Time to wire up the roofs and bury a deep length of mesh along the perimeters of your chicken pens folks if you haven’t already done so…

Or get a bomb proof coop.

A friend makes his like this: http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l44/YLD323/FE1E4ACC-FB38-4B61-B201-485A660F49AA-4775-000006EEC4AC101C.jpg and they are solid.

The holes in the upper part seem quite large…

tuco 11:32 am 09 Aug 13

marcothepolopony said :

My neighbour tells me he saw a fox running over my front lawn in suburban Tuggeranong one recent morning he was collecting his paper!

That’s one clever fox. Bet it wasn’t the Chronicle. Perhaps The Atlantic would suit?

Ben_Dover 11:29 am 09 Aug 13
Girt_Hindrance 11:23 am 09 Aug 13

marcothepolopony said :

My neighbour tells me he saw a fox running over my front lawn in suburban Tuggeranong one recent morning he was collecting his paper!

Missus and I were out the front of our corner block in the late hours, chatting away when she pointed out a fox on our lawn, a metre from her. It walked past us and then headed off down the road toward the house with the chickens. Haven’t been that close to one before, let alone had one approach me- very nice shiny coat on it too.

MrBigEars 11:07 am 09 Aug 13

enrique said :

Time to wire up the roofs and bury a deep length of mesh along the perimeters of your chicken pens folks if you haven’t already done so…

No need to go nuts digging a trench. You can extend mesh perpendicular to the fence as a foot netting. Foxes tend to hit a fence and dig at the base until they can dig under. If you have footmesh, they dig, hit the mesh and give up.

See page 12 of this http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/invasive/publications/pubs/catalogue.pdf

Mike Bessenger 10:50 am 09 Aug 13

enrique said :

Time to wire up the roofs and bury a deep length of mesh along the perimeters of your chicken pens folks if you haven’t already done so…

Or get a bomb proof coop.

A friend makes his like this: http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l44/YLD323/FE1E4ACC-FB38-4B61-B201-485A660F49AA-4775-000006EEC4AC101C.jpg and they are solid.

enrique 10:39 am 09 Aug 13

Time to wire up the roofs and bury a deep length of mesh along the perimeters of your chicken pens folks if you haven’t already done so…

Mike Bessenger 10:32 am 09 Aug 13

I see foxes all the time in Belconnen on Gininderra Drive between Florey and Melba.

Dilandach 10:29 am 09 Aug 13

Would have thought that the crack fox would have been more apt for foxes in the city.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCuUnTJgD9M

marcothepolopony 10:20 am 09 Aug 13

My neighbour tells me he saw a fox running over my front lawn in suburban Tuggeranong one recent morning he was collecting his paper!

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