Wylie Coyote -funny sorta

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Dee Dee 2, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. Dee Dee 2

    Dee Dee 2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have lost almost 1/2 of my new flock since May. All were being killed in the day time so a stray dog was high suspect. But I never saw a dog on my property. Hmmm? They one sunny afternoon across the back pasture trots a big coyote. Then the pieces of the puzzle fell in place. So I started packing a pistol. A friend came to visit and we were sitting on the porch having a glass of tea. I had laid my pistol just inside the door. The girls were just past the barnyard scratching and enjoying the day. Then I heard this terrible squawking and the girls came running and flying my direction across the barnyard. I did not even hesitate to see what the problem was but gabbed my gun from just inside the door of the house. Instinct told me I was going to need it. I spun around with gun in hand just in time to see Wylie Coyote hot on the tail of my chickens running for there lives. Again instinct kicked in and I knew if I fired a shot Mr. Coyote would turn tail and run. Not even taking time for a true aim I pointed the gun in Wylie's direction and fired. He spun around and ran. I totally missed him but instead hit the water pipe for the stock tank shooting it smooth in half. Enter "Old Faithful". I had a good laugh because no chickens were lost and I hit a 1 " water pipe from 200 yards.
    The moral of this is coyote's DO hunt in the day time so don't jump to conclusions as to what is killing your chickens.
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    I have seen foxes, bobcats, and coyotes - as well as stray dogs - all in my yard in broad daylight. Thank goodness for well-built pens.

    My dad offered me his .22. I said thanks but with my luck I would hit a chicken, window or some other structure [​IMG]
     
  3. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup it stinks. I have one that has started visiting during the day. I have lost 8 chickens in the last 2 weeks. A few were due to a neighbor's dogs that got in to the pasture ( I know it was them because I caught them at it ). A few days ago, I was sitting inside and saw 2 chickens run by with what ended up being a coyote hot on their tail. The followning day it was back. This coyote came up through the front yard (which is about 2 acres and relatively cleared)! This surprised me. Yesterday, I saw it in the pasture. Since the dogs came, I always have a gun with me if I'm outside. I have since moved the birds out of the pasture and given them a smaller fenced area. No more free ranging until the pasture gets cut down. :(
     

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