I just feel horrible. I live in Las Vegas, just bought a house in a rural area and got 18 chicks. they were about 9 months old, already laying and when i woke up one morning i found tons of feathers everywhere but no blood or bodies. my 2 roosters didnt make a sound. this was 2 months ago. yesterday at dawn my roosters started going nuts. i look outside and a coyote was running away. so now i know the first attack was coyotes. so happy my roosters alerted me this time but i need tips on how to keep the coyotes away. my coop is now secure at night but what do i do about broad daylight hours? i've read about motion sensor lights and strobe lights for night. ammonia soaked rags. i will shoot the coyote if given the chance. how do i get it to think there is no food in my yard. and also, does anyone know why the coyote didnt go after my roosters? are they scared of the rooster? is it just because of all the noise they made? do the hens know to take cover when the roosters start their squaking? because a while ago a cat got into my rooster pen and bloodied one of my naked neck roosters. if a stray cat can do that why would a coyote pass up the chance? thanks for any feedback.