We have been out here for over 10 years and know that there are 3 packs of coyotes around our property. Well our valley only has 2 neighbors and hundreds of acres of forest around us. None of it will ever get developed and the nearest house after us is 5 miles away. We have closed all holes going into our 22 acres years ago and haven't had a coyote in it since. Today we had one in the meadow so we went out with the riffle to get it. Sucker saw us and ran to the fence and leaped right over it. We have a farm fence that is over 5 feet tall. I have never seen one leap over it like a deer. Bummer! Good news is that the ducks are not going into the meadow yet. The coyote was hunting rodents when we saw him. This means that we will need to go much higher with our planed duck enclosure when we will build it this summer. We are working on one run now, but that one is only be 4.5 feet tall. It's more an enclosure of the orchard and vegetable garden. Haven't done much vegetable gardening since I had my stomach surgery. Had a hard time eating for over a year, but I'm much better now and will grow again next year. This area will be fine in the daytime, since it is right close to the house. Unlike the meadow. Does anyone have any suggestions on how high the duck enclosure fence should be to keep coyotes out. We have non flying Saxony ducks.