Unfortunately, all three options end up with the fox losing Its life. However, before you embark on a culling method, you should know that territories made vacant by the resident fox will quickly be re-colonised by new foxes.
Although there are numerous repellents on the market they must be used with great care. As most repellents are based on fox urine, if not used in the correct way, they can fool the fox into thinking another fox is using its territory and can actively encourage it to visit the premises more often. However this is the most humane form of fox control.
Proofing and Exclusion
Although it may not be practical to proof your entire property against foxes, it is possible to proof parts of it and with more and more people keeping chickens and working from home in garden offices, it’s becoming increasingly necessary to do so. Proofing can simply be applied to the bottom of sheds, garden offices, outbuildings and fences.