So we just moved to arizona from southern cali a few months ago. Where i used to live we had coyotes but never had a problem with them getting any of the chickens. The house we moved into backs up to a wash and thats were the coyotes pass thru morning and at night. We haven't had a problem with them so far until last sunday were they hopped our block wall and took my bantam sussex, audrey hepburn, and plucked one of my light brahma, mother teresa, really bad. They did this about 3:00 - 4:00 . We didn't have a insadent on monday but on tuesday about the same time one jumped the wall again but i was home and saw him do it so i was able to chase him off before he could get anyone . I haven't seen one in two days now. We used to have a tarp on the front of the coop which was open to the elements since the rain was coming in from the front, but we took it down on saturday and put up drop down shutters. So here is the question parts, do you think the tarp was creating noise by blowing in the wind a little and they didn't like it? Is there another way to keep them out? Is noise the best way for example put something like wind chimes at the corners of the property to make noise? Also i will state this now, i am not opposed to killing them but if i cant find away to keep them away it will help since its not just one coyote. Also i understand that killing them to some people is cruel and all so please i would like to ask you, if you dont agree with it just leave feedback on ways to help detour them instead of causing a problem. Thank you very much, John.