Hey, I live in east Alabama. Coyotes or fox are out of control. They are eating all my chickens. We have a 5 foot fence but they must be jumping it somehow. There is one section which looks like someone has been sitting on it and we think they're jumping over that part. How do I trap them? What traps do you recommend? Thanks, Tim
If you go to our FOX or COYOTE articles, you'll see complete write ups on how to trap both animals. And the traps recommended for both are the same. The challenge for trapping either species is being able to figure out which bait will work. In most cases this can be tough but when they're already targeting a live animal and one that you have access to, the challenge will be a lot easier.
In our articles for fox and coyote, you'll read about a large live trap with a sliding back door that can be fitted with a BAIT CAGE. This is the trap you'll need. It's known as a LT152248RD. Place the trap just outside the chicken pen and use one of your live chickens as bait inside the bait cage. No fox or coyote will be able to ignore this offering and you should be able to catch either within the first night of them coming around.
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