In the past weeks, a few "old-timers" have told me that peacocks tend to "repel" fox and coyotes from property. Anyone have any experience to back up that comment? I personally would tend to believe it based on what has taken place on our property over the past year. A year ago in spring we began our "bird adventure" by building our coop which is basically an extension of our pole building. Not 70 yards away there was a very active fox den with 5 pups running around. (This den has been active every year for the past 15 years!) That den is inactive this year. We have another area of our property that is filled with dens (either fox or coyote) that seems to be vacant this year, too. I spent last summer with my .22 next to my patio door and would take shots at the little stinkers when they would stalk my chickens through the garden. In fall, we got our first peacocks. Haven't seen or heard fox or coyotes since. Is it just an "off year" for fox/coyotes in my area?? Curious if anyone else can back up the old timers' comments?