- Feb 14, 2012
Try hot wire (electric fence) whats the saying? Tall fences make good neighbors. I understand how you feel though, been there with neighbors dogs and coyotes. Lost over 20 chickens being ripped apart.I had a secure coop (I thought) 1/2 inch hardware cloth all around coop and run. Tuesday, my partner (he's 84) fell, bruised elbow cracked ribs on right side. We limped along till Friday, he is unable to get into/out of bed without help, pain meds-dizzy so I have to help him up/down to bathroom etc...
Friday, I left the birds in runb did not let them free range. 5:30 or so I help partner bathroom, change clothes, back to bed, stayed with him for about an hour til he is resting easy.
Go out to collect eggs, birds iwere fine @ 4 when I checked, now 7:15 and utter carnage. 6 girls and a cockerel. Run is destroyed, 2x2 chewed until it broke, hc View attachment 2322439 View attachment 2322440 ripped out of screws. 1 dead 3 missing, 1 game pullet and rooster loose. No idea what got em. Almost dark, secure coop with pullet, rooster won't go near coop, he slept on table on back porch. Yesterday, plywood run holes. 5 p.m. I see dog with pink collar chasing rooster across yard. By time I get gun, dog is happily carrying rooster home (next door). Neighbors called, their out of town(also family) state they don't have a dog with pink collar-there's a stray that showed up and had puppies on their porch. Long rant, 1 chicken left and I give up. I won't try to have anything alive here. That dog WILL DIE- I'll shoot it, trap it poison it-whatever it takes. Neighbors stated shoot it I have permission. Don't dump your problem on someone else.
Shot 1 coyote, huge thing bigger than most, big as a shepard or bigger, was with 4 others. I put up a strong high voltage wire along my fence top and bottom. Zaps with 12,000 volts. Havent had dog or coyote come in since. My own collies got hit with it when i first put it up, they screamed or yelped but they dont go near it. Got the solar pack 6 by Parmack cost 250.00 at Horse.com. supposed to last about 15 years.