I lost my first bird to a coyote but unfortunately for the coyote I saw it while it was eating the guinea. 175 yards is no challenge for me and my .223 Remington SPS. I moved to my new farm in July and have lost nothing until now. My coops are rock solid and have never had a problem with anything getting a bird while they were in the coops but I free range all my birds all day long. I plan on putting up electric fence around 2 acres for my 60 birds and 2 goats to roam on. My plan is to run a strand of electric fence every 6 inches up to 5 feet high and use a 6000 volt fence charger good for 20 miles. I am hoping this will keep 90% of the little nasties out. I do trap so I will actively be going after the coyote, coon, mink and so on just to keep their numbers down. The fence should handle the coons and coyotes but not the smaller stuff like mink. What are your thoughts on this? If anything does happen to get into this area and I see it it will not survive but as we all know we cannot see everything all the time..