Killer farm chickens gang-up to kill fox

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    https://www.foxnews.com/world/kille...ang-up-to-kill-fox-that-sneaked-into-henhouse

    Killer French farm chickens gang-up to kill fox that sneaked into henhouse
    By Lukas Mikelionis | Fox News
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    A fox was killed by a group of killer chickens that ganged up on the intruder in northeast France after it sneaked into the henhouse. (iStock)

    A fox in a henhouse got way more than it bargained for when a group of killer chickens turned the tables on their traditional foe and pecked it to death.

    The henhouse was located at an agricultural school in France and the fox likely entered the coop at dusk last week and got trapped inside as hatch doors close when the sun goes down, AFP reported.

    The body of the fox was discovered the following morning by students at Le Gros Chêne school in Brittany when making a routine check on the creatures.

    “There, in the corner, we found this dead fox,” Pascal Daniel, the head of farming at the school, told AFP. “There was a herd instinct and they attacked him with their beaks.”

    The organic farm said the chicken coop is open all day and the hens typically spend most of the day outdoors, except when they are laying eggs.
     
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    I believe :) I have a very small flock of 5 Easter Eggers that brought a weasel over to the walkout and raised a ruckus and cried havoc till I let slip the Aussie of war and came out with my pistol:) The weasel escaped, but there were no casualties :)
     
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    That Bard Rock probably did it!
     
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    The article doesn't mention what kind of hens and isn't that a stock photo? It'd be interesting to find out what is the breed of the savage hens. Blood thirsty chicks.
     
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    yes it probably is a stock photo. I was just joking about the Bard Rock. I think Americans could learn a lesson from these hens though. Seems we have a lot of foxes in our hen houses right now.
     
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    The brown one appear to be Buff Orpingtons. We used to have a flock of them. Very good natured chickens and quite large. But they couldn't take on a coon. Wiped out our whole flock.
     
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    We had Barred Rocks, but they didn't last long when a weasel (or similar slinky critter) rolled through.
     
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    I'm not buying it. French chickens would have surrendered before the fox got all the way through the door. And then they would have given it free health care and welfare...
     
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