Well, the neighbor killed the pack of coyotes we had here since we moved in, 15 years ago. They never bothered my birds, but they were coming into his yard and bothering his kennelled dog. I have read that if the current pack does not bother your livestock, don't bother them..... Well the newest arrivals aren't very wary of humans. They were about 50 feet away from the "poultry yard" yesterday morning. My husband ran out with the pelelt gun and whizzed a pellet right over their heads and they trotted off. So yesterday afternoon he took a trip to Cabelas and purchased a nice Henry .22 rifle. He put a scope on it and it is ready to go. So next time the yotes come up they won't be leaving.