my chickens are okay It's 5:25 am here in AZ and I woke up to hear my neighbors dogs barking there heads off and then the sound of an air horn. We have a guy a few houses down that collects cats and just lets them walk in and out of his house all the time so coyotes are a big issue here. At first I thought they were just at his place again until I heard something fall in the car port. The chickens area is 14' x 14' and completely fenced in overtop and all around the only open area at all is the 2' area over the gate which is in the carport. The chickens were just put outside last Sunday and a coyote has already figured out how to get in. He went past all the barking dogs and air horns and and a motion sensitive fog light and when I went out he just stared at me then trotted across my property back to the cover of bushes. So....what now? The 2' area over the gate is so we can walk in and out easily and I would like to not cover it . It would do no good to lock them in there coop because it is a make shift one anyway and a coyote could get through it if it wanted to. So until theres is done... I'm really tired so I'm sorry if the post doesnt make sense. For the rest of the dark time before sunrise I put boxes and my motorcycle guarding the entrance to the area. So does anyone have any tips on warding off coyotes? Other than big barking dogs airhorns and fog lights because those do not work apparently. thanks - Nikki Edited to say: We are almost done with their actual coop we just got behind in the building process.