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what is the best way to keep coyotes out?

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There are alot of coyotes near my house and I was wondering what the best way to keep  them away form my chickens is? Thanks for your help.

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LF: Cochins Blue/Black 

Bantam:White wyandotte

Blue splash frizzled and normal silikies

Sale breedings: LF EE

Bantam EE

Black lavender split LF Project cochins

I love breeding, showing, and having fun with my birds! R.I.P. Erica!

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By building a good, solid coop and run. Luckily coyotes are big and thus not hard to keep out. But, unless you could eliminate all of them, you won't be able to keep them away altogether. Assume they are going to show up every night, in choosing the ways to construct your run and coop. Coyotes are not dumb animals. 
The lower portions of the run should be heavy gauge wire of sorts, with strong framing to support it all. 3 or 4 feet high, with an underground skirt. Its a bit of work, but do it right to begin with, get it over with. The higher the better. 1 layer of chicken wire isn't going to keep them out (nor other predators). Cage wire, or garden fencing, somethng heavy. Watch places like craigs list for used sections of fencing, chain link, etc.

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the fewer there are of them the less chance they have of geting in, I trap and dispatch them they start seeing other yotes in traps they tend to shy away from that area

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http://www.scnaonline.org  Serama Council Of North America

You might as well expect rivers to run backwards as any man born free to be contented penned up.
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We have a TON of coyotes here. And they go after everything from chickens to the neighbors dogs.  somad We used chain link and instead of burying fencing straight down, we attached chicken wire to the bottom in sort of an L shape, then threw dirt over the chicken wire, that way when the coyotes try to dig, they hit the chicken wire, even if they dig two feet out.  We also put a chicken wire lid on the whole run. The only way into the run is through the chicken house, and the house itself is Fort Knox.  The chickens put themselves to bed, then we go out and lock the house every night.

It's all about an ounce of prevention.

Hope that helps! Good luck.

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Originally Posted by geoff40 

By building a good, solid coop and run. Luckily coyotes are big and thus not hard to keep out. But, unless you could eliminate all of them, you won't be able to keep them away altogether. Assume they are going to show up every night, in choosing the ways to construct your run and coop. Coyotes are not dumb animals. 
The lower portions of the run should be heavy gauge wire of sorts, with strong framing to support it all. 3 or 4 feet high, with an underground skirt. Its a bit of work, but do it right to begin with, get it over with. The higher the better. 1 layer of chicken wire isn't going to keep them out (nor other predators). Cage wire, or garden fencing, somethng heavy. Watch places like craigs list for used sections of fencing, chain link, etc.


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thanks:thumbsup

LF: Cochins Blue/Black 

Bantam:White wyandotte

Blue splash frizzled and normal silikies

Sale breedings: LF EE

Bantam EE

Black lavender split LF Project cochins

I love breeding, showing, and having fun with my birds! R.I.P. Erica!

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LF: Cochins Blue/Black 

Bantam:White wyandotte

Blue splash frizzled and normal silikies

Sale breedings: LF EE

Bantam EE

Black lavender split LF Project cochins

I love breeding, showing, and having fun with my birds! R.I.P. Erica!

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