Lorinne Anderson wrote:I personally do not deal with coyotes here - but good old fashioned urine is a time tested deterrant, as is dog urine. That said, you would want to do the entire fence, or perhaps around the coop itself.
Do consider this a warning, double check that the coop cannot be dug into (concrete, rocks, wire buried two feet down or extending at least two feet along th surface); install electric fencing; get a motion activated water cannon (called a "ScareCrow"); set up motion activated lights...
Just make sure that there is SOMETHING that will scare it off IF you aren't around or aware to do the scaring until your Guardian friend is old enough to do it's job.
Barbara Martin wrote:I've had to bring in coyote hunters again. There's an overabundance of coyotes in this area, so most folks around here are glad that hunters are again trying to thin the packs. Good luck and know that dogs are fair game for coyotes too.
F Agricola wrote:
Given significant historical evidence, it seems the best Coyote deterrent is a Road Runner. Alternatively, ACME products appear to inflict a variety of damage on unsuspecting Coyotes as well!
Sorry, couldn’t resist it
Travis Johnson wrote: In true forum fashion, I must disagree, I truly believe it was the lack of quality of the Acme product line that did Willey Coyote in most of the 878,945 times he was killed.
At the same time, it should be noted, no sheep were killed while Sam was watching the sheep, and the wolf (who was NOT Willey Coyote by the way despite the similar look), was always thwarted. But Sam was indeed an older dog.
Edited to say: Are we going to be in a world of hurt if someone talks about bunnies. I mean are we going to start talking about Jessica and Roger of the "Who framed Roger rabbit" movie?