So, we have a coyote stalking our flock. We cannot shoot him. Not until he is actually in the pen, eating the chickens. So, how do I get rid of him, BEFORE this happens? I live in Alaska and wild life laws here are VERY strict. We have a 6 foot tall fence all around our coop, we have 1" aviary netting across the top of that. Along the bottom of the fence line, we cemented so nothing could tunnel under (hopefully). The coop is very secure and we have 1/4" hardware cloth on every opening. All along the foundation of the coop, we cemented and filled in with gravel rocks, so nothing could tunnel under that either. (hopefully)
Chickens are all headcounted and put away at approx 7pm each night.
Mr. Coyote is coming in the morning and afternoon. We saw him once at 2pm, and then this morning at 7 and there was poop in my driveway-so he's been hanging out earlier than I thought. :(
Any and all advice is greatly appreciated! Thank you!