Coyote attacks. One coops passes. One fails. Pics.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Charon, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Charon

    Charon In the Brooder

    Dec 10, 2011
    Drummond, OK
    [​IMG]This coop has bite marks. The coyote pushed the screen in and killed some extra roosters I had in there. You may be able to see the screen pushed in on the pic.
    [​IMG]This coop has bite and scratch marks the coyotes could not get in. Chickens are safe.
    I got the first one from ebay it was around 450 I dont see that exact model any longer but there are similar ones on there still they all sort of have a similar look. i got the red one at coopsnmore they are also on ebay but this is the coop i got and it is solid like a fortress it was like 750. If someone were to be making a coop buying decision I hope this helps you.

  2. Sorry bout your roos. Thats great that your other coop held up. [​IMG]
  3. kittycooks

    kittycooks Chirping

    I'm so sorry to hear about your losses. Coyotes are very dangerous to livestock and I'm glad your one coop held up.
  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    They pushed it in because the wire is on the wrong side.

    Wire should always be on the same side as the animal you want to stop
  5. Dirty Farmer

    Dirty Farmer Chirping

    Jun 2, 2011
    Sorry for your loss.

    With the screen that failed, how was it attached to the frame work? And how far apart were the attachment points?
  6. Charon

    Charon In the Brooder

    Dec 10, 2011
    Drummond, OK
    You may be right abou wire on wrong side but as you can see by the picture that's where the hinge is and the only way that coop would fit together so that would be a design flaw on the manufacturing side.
  7. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Songster

    Jun 25, 2011
    Milner, Georgia
    Quote:This I would like to know also. Good information.

  8. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Songster

    May 3, 2011
    Georgetown, KY
    I feel your pain - they have gotten several of my girls. Ive electrified everything. 120000 volts. I used to use a staple gun with 1/2" staples. That lasted no time at all. It kept the coons and such out but any bigger animal could get through it. Ive switched to 1" fencing staples(like for cattle fencing).
  9. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
  10. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    I've seen where people use pennies as a substitute for more expensive washers. I think it is a great idea, but I have no idea about the legality of it.

    Look at it this way, if the government is on your land.... misuse of pennies is probably the last of your worries [​IMG]

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