Beware Foxes!

If you have the terrible experience of finding a fox has visited your hen enclosure, your first instinct will be to pick up any hens that the fox has left behind and you may assume that any hens not there have sadly been taken away.

Recently a rehomer flagged up to us that she had walked around her paddock three times looking for missing hens and even though the grass was short she did not notice until the final walk around that one had tucked herself right in to a clump of grass at the fence line.

Always check for random feathers and follow the trail – you may still be able to save a hen that the fox would come back for. Try calling your hens names, even if traumatised and hiding they will usually make a little noise to say “here I am, come and get me”.

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