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.