Well, we've not had troubles with them in quite some time. From tonight's activity, it looks like they're back in our area.
My husband got home from work about an hour and 20 minutes ago, and went out to get wood for the fireplace, and let the dog do his business, came back in, no troubles.
Then, about 10 minutes later, there was a huge thump from the far side of the house. It shook the place.
I ran back to check on the kids, and they're sleeping soundly, so next step was to grab the spotlight and head outside.
We have a few brown leghorns that have gone wild on us. We can't get them into the coop anymore, so they're roosting in trees and such.
When I got outside and started shining the spot around, the first thing I notice is 2 leghorn hens out in the yard, looking a bit frazzled. They flew back up into the trees and then we heard the howls.
The yotes are pretty close in tonight. I would say within a 100 yards of the house by the howls. Plus, they're on both sides of the woods. They were howling back and forth for a few minutes, and my husband popped off a few high brass .00 buck 12 gauge rounds.
We could hear them beating feet out through the woods, but sheesh! too close for comfort.
Looks like we're going to be laying out for the coyotes again. We took a dozen or so out last year, and the pack moved on. Seems like they forgot about the danger and are back.
Good thing the chickies are locked up tight.