Friend or Foe?
Luckily the eglu is a very safe place for your ducks to be. The run is made out of steel weld mesh, much stronger than ordinary chicken wire and has a 15cm skirt to prevent digging. The eglu itself is made from a sturdy twin walled construction and has no exposed catches for the fox to open.
Precautions you can take
If you have an extremely persistant offender then you can call in a pest control company (look them up in the Yellow Pages).>
At the time of writing councils are not taking the problem of urban foxes particularly seriously, so why not also write to your local MP to raise the problem.
Bruce, 13 June 2014
6ft fence and keep checking around the base of the fence for digging that needs closing
Isabella, 21 January 2013
Urban foxes are becoming a big problem in South Oxford. They regularly visit during the day now and we lost 3 chickens to the fox today. Now looking for a way to keep the remaining 3 safe. Foxes easily jump over high fences, using garden benches etc. as 'stepping stones'.
Jane, 13 September 2012
No amount of urine helped deter the foxes for us - they visited in daytime too! A 6' fence is what you really need
Yimeng, 9 July 2011
very informal, i know lots about ducks now