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Coyote eradication methods sought

Discussion in 'Diseases & Pests' started by Smart Red, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. Jul 11, 2017
    Smart Red

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    Well, finally, after more than 6 years of raising chickens, I spotted a coyote female right in the mown back yard stalking my chickens.

    If I hadn't been doing dishes I wouldn't have seen her nor heard the ruckus of frightened chicken warnings. For that I have HIM to thank. Normally we don't eat that late and the granddaughter would have been doing dishes had I not felt helpful.

    Now, how do I get rid of this daytime threat to my girls?
     
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    ducks4you

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    Keep your chickens caged. Coyotes and coy-wolves have been in our country and our cities for my entire life. Everybody that I have spoken to to kill them says the bounty is too low (some places $55.00/pelt) and as soon as they see YOU, they are gone. Hunters use nightscopes to nail them.
     
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    Smart Red

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    We have talked about putting in a fence for the chickens. I guess that's gonna happen sooner rather than later.
     
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    Nyboy

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    Bet she feeding a litter, if so will be hunting 24/7
     
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    seedcorn

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    If she is, chicken wire fence will not slow her down.
     
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    ducks4you

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    NOT trying to sell you anything, but the easiest and fastest is to buy a chain link fence (or other) dog enclosure, 10 x 10' or 12 x 12'. You can buy today, put up today around their coop and then order bird netting for the top.
     
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    Smart Red

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    They are used to free ranging. We were planning to fence the small orchard for them to roam and use 4-foot pig fencing. Perhaps with a dog sharing the area during the day?

    A few too many chickens for a small chain link fence to do the job and a big job of chain link is too costly for me.
     
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    Nyboy

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    Here used ones are on CL all the time. Over the years I picked up some nice ones cheap. Red read predator section of sister site BYC, lots of infor there
     
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    Red do you know how to shoot ? A rifle might be only answer
     
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