Detouring (sp?) coyotes.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Jferlisi, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    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, [​IMG] and plucked one of my light brahma, mother teresa, really bad. They did this about 3:00 - 4:00 [​IMG]. 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 [​IMG]. 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, [​IMG] 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.
  2. sherylreno

    sherylreno Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2011
    Reno, Nevada
    Have you thought about the nite guard lights?

    I've also heard of people using their Christmas lights to ward them off.
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Shooting and killing one member of the family generally educates the rest in a big hurry. They are intelligent and once habituated to human activity they can become very brazen until re educated. Good luck. They can wipe out an entire flock in a big hurry.
  4. Shireshome

    Shireshome Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2011
    You only have two options. Either build an enclosure strong enough to keep coyotes out, or do that really un-politicaly correct thing I'm not suppose to mention. [​IMG]
    And no windchimes wont work, the tarp might have scared them for a time, but they aren't stupid and will attack when hungry enough.
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2011
  5. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    Ok thanks everyone for your input.
  6. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    Quote:I dont know about out west but here in ky, I killed a yote in sept. and the 3 that i called in with her was seen 2 days later eating her carcuss, They are hard to hunt, And i agree there very smart, but if you kill 1 there still there,

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