Good Morning, though I am having a hard time calling it good still. I need to help and suggestions. Here is as much info on my issue as I can think of now but feel free to ask questions. I had over 12 Bantams in our coup and they ALL gone. We have 2 remaining ones only because they sleep in the house in a big dog crate(they were about to go out and join the others)as they were babies and the parents did not want to take care of them so we raised them ourselves. I woke to see what I feel was a coyote in my backyard and I live in Pungo part of VB, VA. My husband confirmed it later during the day when he saw it coming up to attempt to attack some other chickens we have(full size ones). We also have 22 ducks and 2 goats. We put all animals up at night but what are we to do during the day? We had a female bantam come up missing one day a few months ago also during the day that free roamed with a male chicken. My husband slept outside last night hoping it would return so he could shoot it since it probably will be back for more. He had no luck though. Also 3 barred rock roosters that are in wire cages seperately as they are mean were also attacked but came out okay with some pretty minor damage done to there combs and feet but this thing has been working on them for a few months too as they have had their combs torn before. We had a problem a few months ago with it attacking some roosters we had in an open coup with tall fencing around it and a wire top but something got 4 of the 5 roosters(not in one night) we had in there which is when we relocated the one remaining one to a coup near the house. At that time my husband had suggested that it was a coyote as well but we were iffy at settling on it as it was hard to see. We heard what seemed to be pups barking right before the attack on the roosters so we think it may have had babies. We got a paw print Sunday morning from the what attacked all our bantams and it confirmed it is indeed a coyote which seems so crazy because we are in a place where I just did not believe there were any coyotes. Of course I have yet to find much info online confirming they do exist in my area but I saw it and it was a coyote for sure. We can secure things during the night better but what about during the day? I do nto want to keep my ducks from playing in the yard during the day and nor the chickens and from what I was reading coyotes can attack goats as well(we have small ones). I have read that coyotes are very smart and so I don't how we are to go about getting it. I have dogs and a cat that like to go outside as well but I am terried it will get them too. I think it needs to be removed for good. Any suggestins/info would be greatly appreciated as we need help! Thank you!