Coyotes and fences?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by J3172, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. J3172

    J3172 Songster

    Feb 6, 2010
    Can a Coyote jump a 4ft fence?
  2. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Songster

  3. J3172

    J3172 Songster

    Feb 6, 2010
    What about a 5'
  4. puredelite

    puredelite Songster

    If they couldn't jump it they would climb over it or dig under. I run a strand of barbed-wire near the ground at the bottom of my field fences and the rascals still dig under! Makes a great place to set a snare tho... A fence with a hot wire or barbed-wire on top does help keep them from climbing over.
  5. Coyotes can manage to get over and even under a 5 ft fence.
  6. dewey

    dewey Songster

    Nov 9, 2010
    north of eternity
    They can jump 8' tall fences and easily bound distances of 12'+, and they're great climbers. Routinely I've watched them jump up on top of 6' tall fences like it was just jumping on top of a fallen log.

    Coyote-proof fencing is very expensive. Cheaper, but not at all cheap and def not coyote-proof, is installing an overhang slanted outward at least 18-24" on top of a 6'+ tall fence with a skirt along the bottom, or a skirted bottom on the same fence with at least 3 strands of hot wire 6" apart. Still very expensive if there's any amount of fencing to upgrade. [​IMG]
  7. nwfl

    nwfl Songster

    Jan 4, 2011
    Northwest Florida
    I agree, electrify if possible, barbed wire. I've seen coyote, fox, bobcat scale many dirrerent fences or vault over them.
  8. Around here the 4 ft. fence works well because it keep our pack of dogs on one side and coyotes on the other. I'm not sure if, at night, they vault the fence.

    As I understand it, coyotes an easily climb a 4-5 ft fences. I have heard of "coyote rollers" which appear to be effective at preventing canines from climbing a fence; you can Google their website. I think you could make easily make a coyote roller with some fencing wire and the piping of your choice.

  9. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

    Dec 8, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    We have a 6 1/2 ft block wall bordering our property and it is no protection from coyotes - they scale it quite easily.

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