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Tue Mar 12, 2019, 03:37 PM

Chickens 'teamed up to kill fox' at farming school

Chickens 'teamed up to kill fox' at Brittany farming school
‘There was a herd instinct and they attacked him with their beaks,’ says head of farming

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/12/chickens-teamed-up-to-kill-fox-at-brittany-farming-school

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Chickens in a poultry farm in northeast France are suspected of killing a fox that tried to sneak into their coop.

The fox is thought to have entered the henhouse at an agricultural school at dusk last week and become trapped inside by light-controlled automatic hatch doors that close when the sun goes down.

Students at Le Gros Chêne school in Brittany discovered the fox’s body the following morning when making their rounds to check on the chickens.

Fox in the henhouse. Revenge time!..... ......Poor fox trapped by automated farming.

Feel free to connect this in any way you please to U.S. politics......

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KY_EnviroGuy Mar 2019 OP
The Blue Flower Mar 2019 #1
KY_EnviroGuy Mar 2019 #2
Corgigal Mar 2019 #3
Duppers Mar 2019 #4
java108 Mar 2019 #5

Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 04:10 PM

1. "They're organized!"

Hat tip to Chicken Run.

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Response to The Blue Flower (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 05:06 PM

2. LOL, reminds me of the artistry of Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep.

Made by the same company Aardman, I think.

Even at 71YO, I love animated films and shorts, as they help escape Trumplandia.......

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 05:20 PM

3. Dems...

Theme song, thank you chickens.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 08:49 AM

4. Sorry, I've a definite preference here. Foxes...

I truly like foxes and have had an unusually social little one visit my sweet, docile dog and myself several times and actually join us on our nightly walks, keeping several yards distance, of course. Foxes are not-too-distant cousins of our pets, ya know.

My sister raises chickens and places them in a higher pecking order than her dogs and cats! Seriously not kidding! She loves her chickens more!

Another thing: I'd never eat a member of the canine family. But chickens? Well....

So, I'm sad for the fox.

Here's what our tiny, cat-sized grey fox looked like.

And they can climb trees...



Our fox stopped visiting after we got our 2nd dog, a vicious predator who even goes after neighborhood kitties!

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 02:42 PM

5. In a world of foxes, be a fed-up chicken.

This is the most inspiring story I've read all week.

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