How to Keep Foxes Away From Chickens?

What smell do foxes hate?

Foxes have a strong sense of smell, which they use to find accessible food sources. You can take advantage of this trait by using scents they dislike, such as chili and cayenne pepper (which are made up of Capsaicin), garlic, white vinegar, and the scent of humans nearby.

Will a fox keep coming back for chickens?

Remember, foxes are clever and they’ll strike when your guard is down. They’re smart, and they learn quickly: Once they’ve had a taste of chicken, they’ll be back for more, again and again.

What animals protect chickens from foxes?

Guinea hens make a racket if a predator comes near the flock. Guard dogs, if trained to leave chickens alone, are great at keeping foxes away from chickens. Dogs will also chase off coyotes and raccoons. Motion-sensitive lights can scare smaller creatures away at night.