I should add that yesterday I added extra security to the run in case of another attack, and this seems to have paid off.
This evening I noticed a few feathers outside of the run that the fox must have somehow pulled out from a chicken. Stupid chickens, stay away from the animal with big teeth.
Today I have added some ‘spike strips’ that I had left over from another project to a few areas of the fence that the fox walked on earlier. I don’t have enough to cover the whole area, but I’ve done what I can. It probably won’t have any impact.
Doing a bit of research, it seems foxes don’t like strong smells, so I’ve also put down some anti-cat stuff that’s been knocking around for the last 15 years in my shed, though any potency seems to have disappeared some time ago.
Finally (and close the web page now if you are squeamish) I’ve also read that wee from a man puts foxes off. So I saved up a day’s worth in a bucket and liberally sprinkled it around the area. It made the bottom of the garden smell like a urinal, though should give the plants and grass a good nitrogen boost.
I’ve set up the video camera again on time-lapse, and zoomed right back out to try and see what the fox is up to, and whether it visits again. Hopefully we don’t lose any chickens, and they keep their heads and feathers inside the run this time.