Im in the process of find a livestock dog that would fit on our farm. Normally our lab watches the animals during the day but he is getting older and just hurt his hip. Late last night the coyotes were out and right up by the house. The goats, chickens and rabbits are all closed up in the barn at night which isnt to far from the house. PLUS i have three little kids so my big concern is for they kids and animals saftey. Besides getting a livestock dog is there any other tips for keeping coyotes away. I have never had the coyotes that close to the house and the barn before so i dont want to take any chances. Thanks!