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Any suggestions on trapping coyotes?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by KristyHall, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

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    I have coyotes that are boldly wandering into my yard during the day and getting chickens. it has not been much of a problem this year since I thoroughly secured the fencing but I saw one coming into my yard, stalking along the fence, trying to find a way to get to the birds.

    SO I think I need to be proactive. Any suggestions on how to catch a coyote without risking injury to my other animals?
     
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Do not trap them, shoot them.
     
  3. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

  4. Two Creeks Farm

    Two Creeks Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would suggest a snare trap if you cant or dont know how to use leg holds. You can buy large enough live traps but they arent the best animal to live trap (easyily I must say)
     
  5. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

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    pips&peeps :

    Do not trap them, shoot them.

    I try to shoot them, and we got one last year, but i rarely carry a gun on me when in the garden and that is when I spot the blasted things​
     
  6. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:would the snare or leg trap hurt my cats if they get caught in it, or my dog if he takes off after one of the coyotes and get caught in a trap?
     
  7. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:would the snare or leg trap hurt my cats if they get caught in it, or my dog if he takes off after one of the coyotes and get caught in a trap?

    Yes, I would think so. Probably break a cat's leg or maybe kill it if it's big & strong enough to catch and hold a coyote.
     
  8. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Have your dogs help and all of you could urinate around your coop/run area and/or around the perimeter of where you let the chix free range. It's supposed to keep coyotes away, it's free and worth a try anyway [​IMG]
     
  9. ParadiseFoundFarm

    ParadiseFoundFarm Goddess of Good Things

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    Quote:It was suggested to me to do this ( and it worked)
    Cage 1 chicken in a very safe cage, open area, safe to shoot.
    sit on the porch and watch.
    If you do this, They will come...
     
  10. Two Creeks Farm

    Two Creeks Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are sold with a stop that keeps it from strangling, a cat would slip right through it. You position it for the target animal heigth so a cat isnt really a concern. A snare traps around the neck not the leg, unless you buy and set for a foot hold.

    Snares can be very effective especially when a fox or yote is patroling a fenceline

    http://www.snareshop.com/Coyote-Snares/products/238/
     

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