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It's that time again....coyotes! Uuugghh.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by chickee35, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. chickee35

    chickee35 In the Brooder

    Nov 16, 2007
    Eagle, NE
    Woke up at 3:00 am to a howling bunch of coyote pups! they were so loud, it seemed like they were right outside my bedroom window! Going out this evening to make certain everyone is safe and secure! ;). And will probably do a once over to be sure those pups aren't "right outside my window"! :rolleyes: I HATE COYOTES!

  2. joedie

    joedie Songster

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    I hear ya! A few years ago, a trapper took 17 off my property in one month! It's like a coyote super highway [​IMG]
  3. xanxer82

    xanxer82 In the Brooder

    That's what my Ruger is for. Coyotes are rare in town though.
  4. GoChick

    GoChick Songster

    Sep 16, 2010
    Last Sunday one got INTO my chain link fenced yard, in broad daylight - around 1 pm and took one of my chickens right in front of my two 90lb dogs. I chased him (didn't have a rifle nearby) but he wasn't even afraid of me... very scary... i've put some trailcams where I think it came from, but so far haven't gotten anything.

    I've never hunted a coyote, nor had to deal with one, any suggestions are welcome!
  5. dbounds10

    dbounds10 Songster

    Mar 15, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    If they are that brave, they must be very hungry. I would try a large trap, been doing some research since I have a pretty large fox problem right now. Once in the trap, shoot it.
  6. xanxer82

    xanxer82 In the Brooder

    I'd feel guilty about shooting something that's in a trap. If I catch one running around though, the rifle comes out for sure.
  7. Aschenfire

    Aschenfire Songster

    Feb 8, 2012
    I live in Texas and love coyotes. :< I guess if they were eating my birds I'd love them less, but I don't have a predator problem (so far...6' fence around my yard and the flock is fenced in their own enclosure) so I'd not be upset to see them. I dislike roaming dogs and cats more. Especially dogs. They are more fearless than any wild predator, and they'll decimate your flock, as some folks have mentioned. I have a soft spot for hawks and coyotes (LOL!) I must be the Anti-Chicken Keeper or something. :D

  8. chickee35

    chickee35 In the Brooder

    Nov 16, 2007
    Eagle, NE
    My birds are pretty protected in my opinion.. Locked up tight in the coop at night, cement floor etc...chicks in a brooder house, locked up tight day and nght...my older birds free range during the day...every once in a while I will lose one to a hawk....not too often though...I have guineas that go absolutely crazy when they see a hawk! Love my guineas...but coyotes! These guys will take down your entire flock! Where there's one..there are many! This weekend we are relocating a bunch of our thorny raspberry bushes from our garden to behind the brooder house and coop for a little added protection...;) a natural barbed wire???????
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2012

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