I'm so sorry! That had to be heartbreaking. You really should either put rollers along the top of your fence or electrify it. Coyotes can climb!We just lost seven hens 5 days ago. There was not a body left, only feathers. I heard a ruckus and ran down to the enclosure. A young coyote was in the pen and scrambling to kill #8.
I ran him off and he jumped the 5" lodge pole and chain link fence like it wasn't there. Today I had it raised to 8' in height by adding strong posts and more chain link. I hope that is enough. Any feedback on fence heights? Will I need barbed wire or electric wiring in addition? I plan to install tarps with grommets around the bottom so they can't stalk the chickens so easily.
It is a real heart breaker to witness a scene like that. I have been raising hens for 15 years.
I've lost one at a time here and there, but nothing like this!
I have added a photo of my favorite little girl. Frizzle. I sure miss her.