Coydogs What to Do?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by thereverend, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. thereverend

    thereverend Out Of The Brooder

    May 15, 2010
    I just brought home BLACK BANTAMS and they have some little chicks and they are little in themselfs. .But
    i had no problem with coys till i brought them home. Once i brought them home they would not stop peeping so loudly
    that within 2 hours of having them home I had coys howelling around nearby.. What can i do!!!!! to keep them away
    they will just tear the chicken wire down.. is there something to keep them away?!
  2. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

    Aug 17, 2008
    A stronger fence, a gun & most important, hot wire.
  3. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2010
    chesapeake Va.
    Trap and dispatch them.
  4. cptkracker

    cptkracker Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 11, 2010
    Owning a medium sized dog will also keep them away but that also goes for all other wildlife
  5. 1_FnkyFrm

    1_FnkyFrm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2010
    Knoxville, Tn
    I hate to say this but has anyone tried urinating out around the coop to see it the sent would keep them away?
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  6. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    Make sure your coop is strong enough to keep them out, electric fence sturdy coop. I do not let my chickens sleep in the run. They are locked into the coop each night. Then check with your local Animal Controle and or Police and see what you can do. Trap? Shoot? Poison? Hire someone to hunt them?
  7. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2010
    Oxford NY
    FYI--there are not such thing as coydogs. This was a confusion that start because the larger, eastern coyote was not recognized as a true coyote and people thought it was a cross. In truth a coyotes will kill a dog rather than mate with it. So you are either having a problem with dogs or coyotes--probably dogs that are being allowed to run free maybe even house pets. I suggest getting in touch with you local animal control department or a qualified trapper.
  8. Ibicella

    Ibicella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 13, 2009
    Everett, WA
    - Replace the chicken wire with 1/2 inch hard wire cloth. Chicken wire only keeps chickens in, not keep things out. Pretty much anything can tear right through it and make dinner out of your birds.

    - Be sure to bury the hard wire cloth least a foot deep in the ground so predators can't dig under, and over the top of the run too so nothing that flies or climbs can get in.

    - String Hot wire strand every 4"-6" from the ground up. Not too expensive.

    - Go over the run and coop with a fine tooth comb and close any gaps. Even ones that are only an inch. Rats and weasels can get in through holes that small with no problem.

    In the meantime, I would really keep your birds indoors at night in a dog crate or something till you are securely set up.
  9. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2010
    Southern New Jersey
    Try #4 buckshot, lots of pellets in one pop if you not good with a rifle.
  10. jarcoo0153

    jarcoo0153 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    Levelland, Texas
    I had they same problem! I went to TSC and bought a solar electric fence! best $100 I have ever spent!

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