Does anyone have any suggestions for a fence that will keep out coyotes? We have a Premier electric poultry fence which for 5 years has successfully kept out foxes, racoons, skunks, and other critters living in our area. Last weekend 5 of my flock of 10 hens disappeared. We suspected coyotes after talking with the neighbors - they have seen a pack of 8 wandering around in the hay fields out back. The coyotes ran right through the fence, knocking it down on one side. This morning they killed 3 more of my Ladies, and now I only have two absolutely terrified girls left.We are now sure it was coyotes because they left a pile of poop on the ramp up to the coop. This time they jumped right over the fence.
At this point I'm resigned to it just being a matter of time before they come back for the last two.I'd like to get chicks next spring, but only if I can keep them safe. I'd appreciate any advice as far as type of fencing, height requirements, etc. for keeping out coyotes. It has been an awful week and I am so sad about losing so many of my girls at once. :-((( I guess we'll just have to wait for the spring to rebuild and come up with a better set up in the meantime. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance.
At this point I'm resigned to it just being a matter of time before they come back for the last two.