Hi, I'm a born and raised city girl and haven't had to deal with coyotes before when it comes to poultry. My dad just bought a great piece of country with a ton of wild rabbits and squirrels and therefore, coyotes, and we want to move my little flock of 1 goose and 3 ducks there this summer. If I can figure out how to keep these birds safe, I can grow my flock to include a gander and some more diverse ducks. We will be putting in an orchard down the road and this is one of the big reasons for ducks and geese ... weed control and squirrel patrol. My goose already charges any squirrels and I am pretty sure she killed an opossum earlier this year. I am really worried with all the coyotes around that my goose will get hurt and not be enough of a deterrent to the coyotes or that my ducks will be eaten...do I have to keep them caged 24/7 in a run, I know I 'll need a secure coop for nights... how does everyone else do it? Does anyone just have a dog to deter coyotes or what? And if you keep your ducks penned 24/7, how did you coyote proof the pen?