coyote killed my little buff

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by stewie's mom, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. stewie's mom

    stewie's mom In the Brooder

    Aug 6, 2009
    [​IMG] A coyote ran into my yard at mid morning and grabbed Daisy, my buff orpington. I screamed and chased him but of course that did nothing. I am just sick over this. Do you think she suffered or do coyotes kill them fast. I bought a shotgun and i'll be waiting for him when he comes back....
  2. clairabean

    clairabean Songster

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
    I am so sorry.[​IMG]
  3. Roy

    Roy Songster

    Jun 20, 2007
    Central Illinois
    Sorry for your loss. I doubt she suffered. Be ready because that Coyote will be back for more. Good luck...
  4. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens


    Hope you are able to get the coyote.
  5. terrilhb

    terrilhb Songster

    Dec 11, 2010
    I am so sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
  6. tiff812

    tiff812 In the Brooder

    Feb 4, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    [​IMG] So sorry. I too doubt she suffered [​IMG]
  7. sweeterdeeter42

    sweeterdeeter42 Songster

    Mar 10, 2011
    Northern Illinois
    [​IMG] I hope you get him. Coyotes give me the heebie jeebies.
  8. Quinn4321

    Quinn4321 Songster

    Aug 28, 2010
    P.A/M.D border, USA
    Hope you catch him. I'm sorry you lost your hen. I lost a year-and-a-half cat that i had raised from 2 weeks old to some
  9. stewie's mom

    stewie's mom In the Brooder

    Aug 6, 2009
    I haven't seen that coyote yet and now I'm getting paranoid about my 6 remaining little sweeties. They are now confined to their run and coop till I get their chicken tractor finished. I am worrying about weasels...the coop is pretty safe and the run is completely double-wired all sides and top and into the ground but at the gate to get into the run there is a gap big enough for a weasel. I have overlaped the gate edge against the side of the run but a weasel could push it's way through. Does anyone have any ideas how to make the gate safer and still be able to open it to get into the run? After losing my little Daisy I don't think I can take losing any other of my girls...they are my pets more than egg layers. Any suggestions would be so appreciated. (thank-you in advance)
  10. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Songster

    Jun 8, 2010
    they do make coyote traps they work great her are a few pups we cought last year
    i trapped 4 pups an the mother then in the summer shot daddy running threw our back field.good luck you are better of with a riffle then a shot gun pretty hard to get close to the coyotes would suggest you use slugs

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