Mother Fox makes her den in one of my hay barns every spring.

I can always tell when she has a litter. It's the only thing that will cause her to come into my yard in broad daylight to steal chickens.
Most years I donate half a dozen, give or take, to her efforts. Mrs. Augie doesn't much like it, but I know that if I get rid of the fox
the place will be overrun with field mice and rats in no time, so I let her hang around.