my girls were sticking their heads way up in the air,and cackling very loudly (all 12 of them ),so when I walked outside,there he was, a big coyote trying to get in the enclosure around the garden I had them in !! I immediately put them in their "safe" pen,and locked the door,until I could figure out what to do. I called the city,and sure enough,i can kill a coyote if its horrassing me, or trying to get my chickens !!! we now have a loaded 22 by the back door,just in case he comes back. hate to kill a wild creature,but I love my girls,and their eggs,and refuse to have anyone disappear on my watch !!