Funny Story, All started when 1 single Male fox took out 18 chickens, He was so fast and so sneaky , never the same time, spot . Took My husband over 1 year to finally shoot the darn thing ( yes I spent my birthday scouting the foxs path out in the field so I knew where to send my husband the next time the fox was here ), so in the mean time the male fox found a mate and they had a litter of baby foxes, There was 5. I went to Cabalas bought a Live trap on my own ( the one big enough for a racoon) took some chicken house dirty straw and covered the trap, I placed the trap just off of the fox trail, I went to the grocery store bought some chicken gizzards came home used a old onion netting bag and put the gizzards in there tied it with some binder twine and left the string long so i could drag the "bait bag" along the trail and i tied it in the live trap. Boom! 4 foxs in two days .
I have some foxes that live right by where I feed the cows and cat. I also have chickens, turkeys and cat along with cows and horses. My foxes are not a problem and easily deterred by chicken wire. They don't make messes and eat a lot of rodents. I believe raccoons are much more likely to invade barns and coops. I've been battling raccoons ever since I bought the property. Foxes are visible during the daytime and might being blamed for raccoons dirty work. The raccoons in my area, dig, push through small openings, tear up feed bags, leave scat and prints everywhere. I had bury chicken wire 3 ft all around every coop. The raccoons also put prints and poo in water supplies and a one point were daily leaving some in the pool. Foxes are slender and delicate not tough fighters, diggers and all around nuisance like raccoons. My little cat burrows behind the drawers in the our sun room at night to hide from the raccoons, but will stand calmly out in the open when the fox is about. My feeling if anything goes wrong in the barnyard blame it on the raccoon, or coyote if they are in your area. One time when I was visiting California I saw a pack worrying a newborn foal despite a herd of angry horses. The pasture was on a major highway and the owner was just over a knoll working on his tractor. Both coyotes and raccoon are bold and consider human habitations part of their food resource centers.
claytonpaul: A bull was put on her herd Late Last May so she was expected to be due between May1 and August. They quoted me August so I wouldn't be disappointing by a late arrival.
May 23, 2019 13:07:11 GMT -5
Trim: I'm baaaaacccckkkk!
Aug 31, 2019 17:57:22 GMT -5
alpacalexi: My mini jersey cow is pregnant, however the last couple days her udder has deflated. My vet saw her on the 23 and said delivery in a couple weeks Is there a reason for her deflating?
Oct 2, 2019 17:17:00 GMT -5
Trim: She probably aborted a while back. That happened to one of my animals. She was bagging up but within a short while of her "due date" she began to deflate. I had no idea what had happened. I was seriously bummed out.
Feb 8, 2020 20:46:23 GMT -5
mamacherri10: good afternoon! I have not been on the website in a long time. Have a new jersey milk cow and am looking to see how long she needs to be dried up prior to calving? She is due the third week of May.
Mar 10, 2020 14:33:11 GMT -5
steven888: Dry her up now, she needs 6 wks of rest.
Apr 1, 2020 2:05:11 GMT -5
highlandteen: five to six weeks is generally suggested
May 7, 2020 14:39:23 GMT -5
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Sept 15, 2020 14:31:42 GMT -5
guernseygirl: Can someone let me know if my pictures are showing up in the Auction Barn post? There should be 5 photos
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wyatt: I treat cow s like people when doctoring.
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ashlyn911: This is Fern! She’s an almost two year old heifer (Jersey/Brown Swiss). Her due date is Sunday.
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correll17: We just purchased a dexter cox that is bred, due in April. We brought her home and was walking the fence, head butting the fence, so we got another dexter, now she is constantly headbutting her. Any ideas?
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