I have lost two hens in the last month to coyotes. In the two decades we've lived on our property, the only time a coyote got in was when we had a fence break we hadn't know about it and which we repaired immediately. Now the coyotes are jumping OVER our walls and coming deep into our property.
Some neighbors are rightfully fearful for their pets but many people I talk to just shrug and say, well, it's the drought. Our HOA says and does nothing.
I just posted a little "eulogy" for my lost hens here: https://polloplayer.wordpress.com/2016/02/27/coyote-ugly/ and quoted a paper I found that was published in 2004 that talks about the progression of coyote aggression. Our neighborhood is at level four of seven steps listed. The boldness of the coyotes has increased so dramatically here.
Has anyone else experienced an increase in aggressiveness from coyotes?
Has anyone had any luck in doing anything about it?
See my chicken blog at: http://polloplayer.wordpress.com/
My little flock includes Pippa, a Belgian Mille Fleur d'Uccle, Ginger, an EE and three babies added January 2016 - Bella the BO, Ava the Australorp and Nugget, a RIR.