We have a 6ft fence around the yard, it's in a suburban area, but faces a greenbelt. We know there are coyotes there, we often hear them at night, sometimes daytime too (they will howl when there is an ambulance/firetruck going by). Today we spotted a couple wandering around the street, and prompted some doubts about our chicken plans (poor timing as I just completed the coop and purchased feed and litter) I know chickens will attract coyotes, and I can protect the chickens against that (or just deal with any loss). Our main worry is that we could have coyotes coming into our yard while our 3 year old is out there (we would usually be in the yard, or monitoring from a window, but can't always be in close range), and be hurt by a hungry animal. How likely is this? What can be done to minimize the risk of animals inside the yard during the day?