Our chickens were killed by a fox a few days ago. Not really pets but certainly much loved for their funny winsome ways. We’d had them for three years and they were just slowing down the egg laying production and my wife and I were just starting to discuss what to do about the drop in production. Well the dicsussions were cut abrubtly short on monday when a fox got in the run and slaughtered each and everyone of them. We had taken to letting them run free in a part of the garden to get some space, grasss and just to scratch around. Well our kindness killed them ultimately. I can’t begin to say how much I hate foxes; urban or otherwise. They should not be living in the town. They should not be predating on suburban chickens. Above all dimwittedd suburbanites should not be feeding them. They are vermin in the same way that rats are. Nothing we do should intentionally be promoting their reproduction. I would shoot them if I could.