Coyote sighting during the day.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by lfoose, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. lfoose

    lfoose Songster

    Oct 1, 2007
    Medina, OH
    This morning I was in the coop for a while spending time with the chickens. Before I left for the store, I opened their window for a bit of air. Not even 5 mins later we were leaving when I saw this coyote come out from behind the chicken coop. We chased him off and shut the window. We found that there is a den of them living under a deck in the back of the neighbor's yard.

    My husband and I were quite surprised to see a coyote on the prowl during the day.
  2. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

    OMG.......I know how you feel......the coyote I ended up shooting last month was here about 10am......... I had been outside playing with a grandchild.........and there he was......on my front porch chasing one of my hens.......she survived a nibble to the side........he got a 22 ! It scared me to think they would come up that close with us outside no less....sure glad you avoided a loss !
  3. bobbieguyette

    bobbieguyette Songster

    Jan 12, 2007
    My neighbor has been having a terrible time with coyotes day and night losing birds lambs and a newborn calf they dont care what time it is even brave enough to attack at his doorstep he keeps the shotgun nearby now:)
  4. dixie chicken

    dixie chicken In the Brooder

    I have been having the same problem. Shot one this summer that was picking off my chickens. Saw one not 20 yards off the house few days ago but I couldn't get the gun fast enough. I think it got hit by the electric fence around the chicken yard. They are prowling between 0930 and 1030. Very brave little buggers.
  5. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Songster

    May 17, 2007
    Me too, this summer first time ever. Broad daylight in my horse paddocks heading for the chickens. No fear of me at all. When I got close enough they trot off into the woods and I have only seen one at a time, no packs but I am sure at night it is a whole different ball game. When it gets dark everything comes out for sure!
  6. Zenbirder

    Zenbirder Songster

    May 3, 2007
    New Mexico
    I had a coyote in the day yesterday. The only time I have seen them in the day is when all the natural water dries up and they are thirsty. These are not city coyotes, and still have natural shyness. I yelled at it and told it to go away. As it trotted up the hill away from me one of the mule deer does chased it farther, we have a lot of fawns around right now and the does are protective. The javelina have also been hanging around because they need water, and they run the predators off as well. I have watched them, they get behind the coyote and herd it out of the area. The Fish and Game man gave me a bunch of shotgun shells with plastic pellets, he said they are the same ones police use for crowd control. He recommended using those if necessary, but so far we have not found it necessary on the coyotes. I often walk at dawn when the weather is nice, and my dog an I have encountered the coyotes quite a few times. They are nothing for an adult to be afraid of, and my smart dog will stand quietly at my side 'till the coyote vanishes into the bush.
  7. lfoose

    lfoose Songster

    Oct 1, 2007
    Medina, OH
    This weekend we did a little reinforcement on the coop and my husband has the shot gun ready. He is thinking about talking w/the neighbor and getting the entire pack taken down.

    I don't plan on letting them outside unless he is with me so I can watch the chickens and he can watch for Mr Willey Coyote.

    He read last night that they love watermelon and are afraid of donkeys. Weird...
  8. ctjim

    ctjim Songster

    Jun 9, 2007
    i've seen a few around my area during the day. but mostly we hear them at night and it sounds like there are about 50 or so, it sends shivers up your spine at 200am when they're calling out. around ct there are lots of city coyotes,i'm out in the country(what little theres left here) and they seem to be larger than the city ones i see. my neighbors had shot a couple that were after their calves and just hung their carcasses in a tree way out on the property so the others would stay away, not too sure that worked. my friend also lost their german sheppard to coyotes, the coyotes used a female to lure the sheppard (a male) out to the woods then ran him down, 1on 1 he probably would have escaped.
  9. seedcorn

    seedcorn Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    they tried that w/my dog as well. Except I came out of house and thwarted their plans. I think they ate on of my smaller dogs. She got away the first time, not the second.

    Worse than Coyotes is the cross between them and dog as they lose all fear of humans.
  10. picklespickles

    picklespickles Songster

    Oct 27, 2007
    we have coyotes where i live. i hear them and see their scat, but as far as actual problems, i find that roaming neighbor dogs or strays are worse. in my expeirence, at least here, the coyotes run the otehr way and dont' want to be seen. wehre as dogs are not scared of humans and will hunt and kill but not eat just for the fun.

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