After years with no trouble from the local fox population we are now having to control them. Before Christmas a vixen was wandering about the yard during daylight and picking off the chickens on the driveway in front of the house. Today a dog fox chased the guinea fowl past Mark while he was doing morning haylage, he warned it off with a pitchfork and the guineas flew on to the roof. Then it came back and chased McFlurry straight past Peter who lobbed an empty log basket at it to distract it. When it came round for the third time, totally unbothered by people and dogs it was dispatched. They are completely bold and fearless, its not freezing, they are in super condition, wonder whats making them so desperate for my chooks!