Coyote trouble...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by OrpieLover31, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. OrpieLover31

    OrpieLover31 Overrun With Chickens

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    Okay, so we have had this coyote visiting our property ever since we have moved here! And this coyote even pops out in daylight!! But he has not only been posing a threat to our family (This coyote is bigger then Natalie who is now 6 years old) but our chickens to! He has been coming and killing our chickens. Last week we were all outside and the coyote came and tried killing Natalies chicken... that was until we came at him with a broom! But when we were not looking he killed Lacey who is our SLW! But we were still outside when he killed her! What should I do to get rid of the coyote???[​IMG]
     
  2. real_redhead

    real_redhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where do you live can you shoot it? That is what I would do, I would be afraid it might come after a child.
     
  3. OrpieLover31

    OrpieLover31 Overrun With Chickens

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    I live in Washington. And yes we can shoot. But I dont really like the idea of killing a animal. Is there a safer way of getting him to stop killing our chickens and stop coming to our property?? Besides killing him... Oh and last week we got the news that this coyote has even killed somebody's small dog! And we have 3 small dogs! Just putting that out there..[​IMG]
     
  4. chickortreat

    chickortreat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might not like the idea of killing an animal, but how many animals does that animal have to kill before you decide the more humane thing to do is end its life? Killing in defense of one's life/family/property/etc is justified.
     
  5. Malibu99

    Malibu99 Overrun With Chickens

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    It is a threat to your child(ren), your livestock, and your pets. I'd say shoot it. However, you can trap it and I believe animal control would relocate it. The problem with relocating is that now it becomes someone else's problem. It's not really solving the problem, just giving it to someone else. I hope you find a solution that works for you soon. And sorry for your loss :(
     
  6. RoussoHomestead

    RoussoHomestead Out Of The Brooder

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    Your coyote has found a reliable source of chicken dinner, he's not going anywhere.

    Your options are to lock up your flock, put him down or risk injury to your family from an increasingly bold predator.
     
  7. OrpieLover31

    OrpieLover31 Overrun With Chickens

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    (Sigh) Okay........ I guess the only option I have is to kill it. Since it is a threat to my children, livestock, and my pets! Well thanks for all your help. I needed it....[​IMG]
     

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