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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:43 am    Post subject: Coyotes Reply with quote

Hmm - how do you deal with them?? Rory has been going coyote hunting every weekend with Brad and another buddy - this past weekend they saw 10 within a couple of hours - 3 of which they got. This was out on the prairie for a rancher that has lost livestock to them.
Well this year they have moved in closer to us then I ever think they have been before. Needless to say we have lost 5 of our 7 ducks - they were penned under our outside light even. We have moved our other 2 ducks. Saturday before last we woke to 2 ducks gone, 1 dead, and 1 dead missing it's head and neck. There are no dig in spots - so it was something that had to jump over the 3 ft panels. Then Sunday we woke to another one dead with the head and neck gone. Whatever it is has Schmeckle scared too - as he messed on the deck which isn't like him at all.
Rory has been going out with his gun everytime the dog barks now - and I mean not just a woof woof - hysterically barking. As I'm worried for my little goats - hope it doesn't find its way in with them. If you have any ideas how to keep things like this away I'm open to suggestions - the boys are having a fun time marking our property Laughing but that hasn't seem to detour whatever it is.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best way to deal with coyotes is to have everyone safely penned up at night so they are enclosed with no openings for coyotes to get in. They can jump a 6 ft fence easily.... Wink then maybe you could bait them with a dead duck, use a spotlight, and let them have it!!(lead)
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh! How scary Vickie! I'so sorry for your loss of the ducks...I still miss my 3 rescued ducks I had in the back yard for so many years!

Around here, they will hang the head of a dead coyote on a post... that's suppose to keep the other coyotes away...don't know if it works or not, it's pretty gross to see.... only saw it once...hope I don't see another one!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh Vickie I am so very sorry to read that you are having this problem. And once they start, it can be very hard to stop! Crying or Very sad
Our two resident federal varmint hunters are constantly hunting coyotes, and quite often from private planes. They have told us they hardly dent the population and they are very successful in their hunts.
When we lived at the guest ranch, they told us they got 75 in a few hours and didn't even take a dent out of the population right around the ranch!!! Dave even chased a coyote off a full grown healthy Whitetail doe at 8:30 in the morning next to the shop building!! The coyote was alone and just taking it down!! The deer ran away okay.
Your three foot fence is nothing to them, as Jeanie said they can easily clear 6 feet. Safest thing is inside with doors that go to the floor. Also, many coyotes kill dogs as one or two will entice the dog out and then the pack attacks, and just for sport. My sister knew a man who lost three German Shepherds in one summer to this coyote game.
Our rancher friends use livestock guardian breeds like Anatolian Shepherd, Mareema, Kuvasz, and Akbash as they are much smarter to predation and bred for this type of work. They will take down the coyotes, even cougar. However, a whole pack would be too much for them. Out here the coyotes get to 75 pounds!! Shocked which is pretty big for a coyote.
A hot wire at the top of a six foot fence and the bottom is helpful. Here is a link to the coyote roller which also has some good information on it to enlighten about their abilities to jump. These rollers are expensive but I would think a homemade version would not be hard to rig up.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vickie, what about running a hot wire on your fence? My friend jean has many coyotes on her property too. So far her great pyranese (sp) chases them off but I am not so sure if there were a pack of them that her dog could handle them. I know they don't like noise.
Have you got a web cam so you can hear and see whats going on. Maybe if the area was well lit. I know my friend has a donkey that has killed a few that have gotten into the paddock. However it has to be a gelded donkey or a jenny.
I also read somewhere that dog feces also attracts them Shocked

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are a real pain - the ducks are in with the guineas and chickens in a covered pen now. We moved them last Sunday after dark as if it would've been daylight the chickens & guineas would've been mean to them. But so far they have all gotten along - guess they woke up the next morning and they were in there - must've figured they'd been in with them all along!!
I was surprised as the duck pen was right under our big outdoor light that we pay for thru the electric company - like a street light. This didn't deter whatever it was that killed them. I also have been leaving lights in the barn on - have been since kidding. Whatever got the ducks is pretty gutsy!!
Schmeckles mother was used to hunt coyotes. As several use greyhounds around here to hunt coyotes and fox. Rory has wanted to take him with him several times but I won't let him as I don't want him to think that maybe he might want to chase my cats.

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