I woke up this morning to the sound of chickens going nuts. I look off the balcony to see a coyote standing right next to our chicken coop. My dad ran out and chased it off. He got out his gun, but by the time it was loaded and out of the safe, the coyote was long gone. Thankfully, we didn't lose any chickens today, but it was close. Since late spring/early summer, we have lost 10 chickens to coyotes. I really don't know what to do. I determined it was slipping under the fence at the bottom of our hill at first, so I blocked it off . That stopped attacks for a little while. Since then I have blocked up more and more areas where the coyote has been slipping under, but we are still losing birds. It sounds really odd, I know, but human urine at a few points along the fence line deterred the coyote for a few months. Unless it's just a coincidence. Now it's getting colder and rainy and we have lost about 4 birds in the last two months. I have asked my parents if we could get an LGD, but they say we have enough animals. I kind of have to agree, we aren't in a position to get a dog right now. I have asked about giving up on free-ranging and building a large run, as well as getting an electric fence. Too expensive. I really want to put an end to this, but I don't really know what to do. I am thinking about determining how much money we lose for each chicken killed, maybe that will convince my parents. I love having chickens, and we have many loyal egg customers. I hate watching them get picked off like this. The only reliable way really is a good fence. Is there any other options, anything I can do to deter the coyote? Thank you so much!