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post #11 of 33

Interesting article but I think there is a difference in a carnivore that has to constantly hunt for food to survive and sheep that can choose between grape leaves or a whole pasture of other weeds and grass to munch on. Wild carnivores have to be opprotunists and eat whatever they can whenever they can. It could be a long time between meals and if you have a pen full of tasty birds, I think it would be too much for them to pass up even if the last bird gave them a tummy ache. Another thought would be that you could be out of birds by the time you trained them by tainting the dead birds with the chemical.

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post #12 of 33
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Originally Posted by pookiegoldman 

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Yup.

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post #13 of 33
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Originally Posted by bluedog 

how can i get rid of coyotes. i have lost about 35 or so ducks in the past 3 weeks. i have 7 left and now i have to lock them up at night or thay will get eat by coyotes. i have not seen the coyotes but i here them at night close to the house i need to get rid of them. if thay can not get a ez meal from my ducks i am afraid thay will go for my chickens turkeys peacocks that are pend up


As repulsive and vulgar as it may sound to some people, Humane urine is the best deterant there is to fox & coyote. Second best would be Human hair clippings.

post #14 of 33
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Originally Posted by Lbrad7 

Interesting article but I think there is a difference in a carnivore that has to constantly hunt for food to survive and sheep that can choose between grape leaves or a whole pasture of other weeds and grass to munch on. Wild carnivores have to be opprotunists and eat whatever they can whenever they can. It could be a long time between meals and if you have a pen full of tasty birds, I think it would be too much for them to pass up even if the last bird gave them a tummy ache. Another thought would be that you could be out of birds by the time you trained them by tainting the dead birds with the chemical.


Taint live ones.  Spray it on feathers.  Apply it to expendible bird and place it where coyotes will catch it first.

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post #15 of 33

Human urine, not Humane urine! lol

post #16 of 33

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Originally Posted by cowboy04901 

Human urine, not Humane urine! lol

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post #17 of 33
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Originally Posted by cowboy04901 

Human urine, not Humane urine! lol


I have been doing that literally.  Does not work against all critters and if you got neighbors you gotta be sneaky or nocturnal.  Oppossums seem attracted.  Dog urine, from a large heathly dog might be suitable for coyotes but I have not read that even wolf urine repells coyotes, especially if coyotes know no real threat exists.

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post #18 of 33
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Originally Posted by centrarchid 
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Originally Posted by Lbrad7 

Interesting article but I think there is a difference in a carnivore that has to constantly hunt for food to survive and sheep that can choose between grape leaves or a whole pasture of other weeds and grass to munch on. Wild carnivores have to be opprotunists and eat whatever they can whenever they can. It could be a long time between meals and if you have a pen full of tasty birds, I think it would be too much for them to pass up even if the last bird gave them a tummy ache. Another thought would be that you could be out of birds by the time you trained them by tainting the dead birds with the chemical.


Taint live ones.  Spray it on feathers.  Apply it to expendible bird and place it where coyotes will catch it first.


Are you comfortable with spraying chemicals on your birds and hoping that will be the bird or birds that the coyotes catch???? How do you know it wouldn't transfer into the eggs or meat and actually be harmful to you? What do you consider and "expendible" bird to sacrafice to predators??? That seems extremely cruel to me. The bird would be in complete terror as she was tied out for something to come by and attack.

I think I am much more comfortable with trapping or taking a predator out in a humane way than to sacrafice any of my animals for an experimental cause. Treating plant leaves and sacraficing "expendable" birds are two totally different things. It is beyond cruel in my opinion.


Edited by Lbrad7 - 9/15/10 at 8:20pm
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post #19 of 33
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i do live in a rural area and have had chickens and birds here for 20 years and nothing like this .. like i say i have not seen the  coyotes but i can here them at night and i have one neighbor says that thay got his chickens . what ever it is comes real close to my house . i have ben wating for it to come back i have something for it ....

lots of chickens ... Barred Rocks.. buff Orpington's..Rhode Island Red..Anconas ...Buff laced polish. my bantam breeds are Golden Sebright..Red Pyle ..White Silkies.. other fowl are Turkeys Standard Bronze ..Bourbon Reds ..a few Guineas and White Pekin ducks and some Peafowl  breeds are Black Shoulder..silver pied ..India Blues . o all most forgot some mutt Rabbits
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lots of chickens ... Barred Rocks.. buff Orpington's..Rhode Island Red..Anconas ...Buff laced polish. my bantam breeds are Golden Sebright..Red Pyle ..White Silkies.. other fowl are Turkeys Standard Bronze ..Bourbon Reds ..a few Guineas and White Pekin ducks and some Peafowl  breeds are Black Shoulder..silver pied ..India Blues . o all most forgot some mutt Rabbits
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post #20 of 33

Lock up your birds at night and put up an electric fence around them. OR shoot the coyotes, wait for their replacements to show up, shoot them too, rinse & repeat.

I live on 10 acres in beautiful Central California with my DH, pets, & chickens
22 Barnevelder chicks in my coop!
My fireworks stand converted to coop project:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=5043185#p5043185
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I live on 10 acres in beautiful Central California with my DH, pets, & chickens
22 Barnevelder chicks in my coop!
My fireworks stand converted to coop project:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=5043185#p5043185
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