I just heard one of my chickens give off an alert (9pm at night, pure dark). Fairly certain it was a coyote, but to be sure I put a game trail camera.Since I was so sure that coyotes wouldn't come into our yard, I left their coop door open (stupid me...).
Dogs are territorial and our black lab managed to keep coyotes and other predators off our property... and then I got chickens. We've seen a (single) coyote on our game trail since we got chickens (2 months ago). But I am almost positive that what I heard was a coyote. My husband is making fun of me, saying that I heard a deer and am blowing it out of proportion.
Either way, I set up a game trail camera (we're avid hunters) and hopefully will find out what it was within the next 2 days. Hopefully I don't lose any chickens in the process.