2 months ago i lost 9 of my hens to a pack of fox's and today just my luck i lost 6 to a pack of coyotes i found large numbers of foot prints and we do have a coyote that sits outside the house windows and stares at you ( its kinda scary ).... i now have 2 hens and a roo. now you would think the rooster would protect the hens somewhat or give himself up at sacrifice but no he flys into a tree and leaves my ladies to fend for themselves i wanna kill this roo he is just such a chicken ( thats a knee slapper there huh? ) so the coyotes killed my favroite hen ( she walks up to the back door and walks inside eats all the ants and everything it was a nice thing ) and killed 5 other ones the only 2 i have left are beacause they ran onto my front porch ( the coyotes wont get that colse to doors cause they know we will come out with a wepon ) anyway the 2 hens i have left came onto the porch and hid behind the chairs and baby stroller that are just sitting up on our porch and the rooster was 10 feet up a tree..... now the bad part about this is 3 of our neighbors hate the chickens the rest love them ( cause they get eggs for helping out when we are on vacation ) anyway everyone gets a pretty good deal. but now we will be getting like one egg a day and i am not to stoked about that cause 5 people every morning wanting bacon and eggs will not be too happy it stinks..... so i have 2 more months before my new chicks start laying that i got at 4 or 5 weeks old so there about 2 months old and i wish they where older i bought 12 hens but got 11 cause of a surprise roo but its okay so yeah and i have a egg that finaly hatched that has taken me over 2 or 3 months of trying and have tried with 30 diffrent eggs but my makshift incubator didnt work then all of a sudden going in to check the humidity there was a chick trying to pop out of its shell.... so i now have what i belive is another roo ( i tried sexing it or whatever and i belive it is indeed a 3rd roo... ) but he thinks i am his mommy and is currently talking up a storm and cuddling my neck. anyway im just putting it out there... I HATE COYOTES!!!