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Need to know about dog wee warding off foxes (male or female or both types) Do you know?

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blackrock Wed 20-Aug-08 20:01:44

Would appreciate the help of an expert!

crkm Wed 20-Aug-08 22:25:33

dont know about dog wee, but was told to get my dh to wee round the garden to keep the foxes away!!

blackcoffeenosugar Wed 20-Aug-08 22:32:40

dog wee seems to help for us.. also told to get all males in house to pee around the area as well!
you can buy lion poo in some garden centres.. wonder if that works??

QuintessentialShadows Wed 20-Aug-08 22:35:53

I dont think it works.

My neighbour was a dogsitter, and had around 5 dogs in the garden daily. Lots of foxes still. Even if she had no chickens! wink

My dh used to wee by the shed (shh, dont tell anybody I admitted this), yet we still got a fox and her cubs moving in UNDER the shed floor....

combustiblelemon Wed 20-Aug-08 22:36:46

Well if I was a fox, I'd be rather disturbed to find your DH weeing in the garden!

Sorry, my parents had an non-neutered male dog for years and the local foxes still cut through the garden at night. Hopefully someone chicken keepery will know something that might help.

mrspink27 Wed 20-Aug-08 22:48:01

Apparantly... I have it on good authority that if you get some hair from a tame local hairdresser and put it in a pop sock or cut down pair of tights and get a man to wee on it and then tie it on to a stick near the chickens it wards off foxes. Have to refresh the wee if it rains or every couple of weeks though.

crkm Thu 21-Aug-08 10:32:31

was told about the hair thing too!!

a fox was getting in to the garden over the bottom fence so we bought this roll of bamboo/reed stuff and put it along the fence and since then we haven't had any cats in the garden!! presume the fox not been in either as the fence is undisturbed!

TheDuchessOfNorksBride Thu 21-Aug-08 11:06:05

Our male Great Dane wees around the chicken pen everyday and it doesn't keep foxes or badgers away. (Perhaps they can tell he was the model for Scooby-Doo?).

The best deterrents are strong mesh fencing that is sunk at least one foot into the ground and either has a roof or is 10ft high with nothing nearby for a fox to climb on. Or line the base of the fence or the entire pen with slabs. Or use electric poultry netting. And if you free range, then sooner or later the fox will start picking the hens off one by one. We're having a good year, so far...

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