The Fox has always been able to gain a reputation as a superb opportunist.
The ability of the fox is outstanding in asmuch the proofing of Bird/Animal housing has to be first class to prevent the abduction of the inhabitants, the fox will visit a potential food site many times during the hours of darkness in search for food.
Quality proofing is the key to reducing losses, Foxes will take hens or other small animals during the day, Mainly through opportunity and also when cubs are in situ and there are extra mouths to feed.
Before embarking on a riddance programme, a survey should be undertaken to ensure the riddance is the correct approach, could the fox be deterred from the area by way of other means and proofing the areas should be the first point of call.
A reduction cull should only be considered, when all other means of deterrent have failed.
Sericata Environmental Services can survey the problem areas and advise on the best way forward to control activity