My family is considering raising backyard poultry for egg layers. We plan to buy a very secure and sturdy coop but I'm still concerned about accounts I've heard where coyotes in the region, (specifically Goochland county) have been stalking around and attempting break-ins.
I'm mostly concerned because I have 4 indoor/outdoor cats and one is blind. I would also be concerned with attracting raccoons and other larger predators that could present a danger, not only to our cats but to family and unwitting neighbors.
Has anyone had any experiences with wildlife nuisances such as these?