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Know Your Enemy

A graduate of the school of deception, cunning and villainery the fox is a legendary adversary. The information contained within this chapter will help to bring you closer to the fiend and hopefully leave you better prepared should he attack.

Lisa Thomas' Eglu Classic and Run keeps her chickens safe and foxes at bay
Lisa Thomas' Eglu Classic and Run keeps her chickens safe and foxes at bay

The Red Fox (Vulpes Vulpes)

When we said we were designing a revolutionary new chicken house, people kept asking us "what about the fox?" Well we were always confident that it would be fox resistant and to prove it we hired some of the meanest most vicious vermin out there to see if they could get in.

And they don't come any nastier than Verge "the vixen" Vaughn. A veteran of more than 150 chicken house raids, Verge changed sides when a chicken unwittingly saved her life. Unusually for a fox she is now a vegetarian but she still knows all there is to know about breaking and entering. Would she breach the eglu's defences? Here is what she said.

"I tried everything to get in, digging, cutting, biting but there was no way I could get through the solid steel wire mesh or the double insulated eglu. To keep your chickens safe and the fox hungry, I recommend the eglu - that is one tough nut."

If your chickens safety is your top priority there is only one choice.

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Tabitha, 18 April 2021

I've had an igloo for about 6 years now, it has some bite marks and scratches on it but has left the local fox population frustrated that the can't get get to my ladies. Highly recommended it also easy to keep clean and pesr free.

Steve, 6 December 2019

Any advice about rats? I seem t have developed a rat problem at my allotment where I keep the chickens. They keep burrowing under the grill. Is there any kind of barrier I can put on the floor of the run to stop this happening that won't bother the chickens? I know they like to scratch the earth?

Becky, 8 January 2017

We have a traditional wooden coop and an eglu. Wednesday a fox forced it's way into the wooden coop via the nesting box. We lost 7 of our girls. Only 1 survived . We believe she was in the eglu. The foxes have tried to get into the eglu in the past - we've seen the paw prints but because of how high its is off the ground and how strong it is they can't . Get an eglu if your thinking of getting hens or upgrading your housIng. It will keep your girls safe.

Kate, 2 June 2013

Recently had another example of how tough the Eglu is. Sustained attempt by fox to get hens the other night. Coop & run cover one mass of fox footprints. coop well-scratched & run cover bitten through (lots of teeth marks in the rest of it) and 2 bungee cords completely bitten through & lying on the ground. Just need new run cover & bungee cords but the Eglu stood up to this attack & the hens were safe (if somewhat traumatised ... )

Nicki, 17 November 2011

The Eglu is definitely the way to go to protect your feathery friends! We have 4 hens and plenty more visiting foxes - the fox cannot get at the hens (not through lack of trying!) due to the fantastic design of the eglu and run. Highly recommended!!