Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by chilling in muscadine, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

    Jun 8, 2008
    muscadine, al.
    A couple of days ago we had to shoot and kill a coyote. The yote was trying to hem up a mama hen with biddies. The yote did get a few biddies. I don't beleive in killing anything but when its killing my animals than it has to go. So far we havn't seen another one but if we do it will have to go to. Am I wrong???
  2. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2009
    outside Dallas
    You are ot wrong. You just did what you had to do. I'm sorry you had to go through that though.
  3. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

    Jun 8, 2008
    muscadine, al.
    Quote:Thanks I hate to kill any living creature but hate worse for something to happen to one of mine. It couldnt be helped.
  4. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2008
    nope, not wrong. I am a "live and let live" sort of person, UNTIL the wild animals start eating mine. then, I get mad and they stop being a problem. Sorry you lost some of your chicks.
  5. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    I don't blame you. I currently a watching for a rather large coyote that has absolutely no ear of man. Two days ago he was between my house and the chicken coops. We ran out to chase him off and he would only go about 20 or 30 feet before stopping to face us. It took 5 or 6 starts to run him off. My bantam vorwerks were free ranging at the time and he did manage to get a mouthful of tail feathers from one of the pullets. I now have a 22/250 within arms reach.
  6. mxpres

    mxpres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 21, 2009
    Kill every coyote you can,you will be saving yourself or someone else a lot of misery,coyotes are like raccoons,chicken killers full blooded,they not only kill chickens but other wild game such as baby turkeys,fawns,small dogs and cats,peoples pets,and have attacked children,its not a thing of will they,its just a matter of time.don,t feel bad about it,I thank you for doing it,,
  7. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

    Jun 8, 2008
    muscadine, al.
    Don't yotes travel in packs? I'm staying up all night listening for others.
  8. clhbubba

    clhbubba Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 9, 2008
    Central Oklahoma
    Coyotes do not always run in packs. We have a single male that has been around here on and off for over 3 years. We try to keep our animals inside a fenced in acre, though once in a while one will get out. You were not wrong, you were protecting you animals. I don't kill anything...unless it's killing my animals.
  9. DragonFeathers

    DragonFeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2009
    Do not blame you at all for protecting what is yours, I would do the same, sorry this happen to you.
  10. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    New Tripoli PA
    I don't believe in killing anything unless absolutely necessary, and yours was one of those cases [​IMG] 2 years ago an 85 pound coyote was shot on our neighbors farm (they allow another farmer to hunt on the property, and he was out for a buck when he came across this beast). To be perfectly honest I'm glad he shot that coyote even though it was, at the time, minding it's own business. A normal sized coyote causes enough trouble, let alone one the size of a large dog! [​IMG]

    Good for you - don't be afraid to defend your animals!

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