About a week ago, we had coyotes in our back yard. The killed my pet goose of 13 years and a chicken. It was at about 4am. This was not a human predator, we actually saw 2 coyotes and scared them off - a little late.

Now we are caging them every night, and still let them have full access to our yard during the day.

Beware!

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Welcome to the world of the urban coyote. Sorry about your loss. We are in Corrales where coyotes are brazen.  I lost 13 of 15 chickens one morning.  We have built the Fort Knox of chicken coops and now the girls have a little less freedom but more security.  Sound familiar?

I live close by. I didn't think I had to worry about coyotes this far in the city. Can they jump a 6 ft fence?

My neighbor has a 4 ft wall they jumped over. We were shocked! They've been free range for years.

I live just off a ditch in Alameda. I let mine free range in a section literally at the edge of an open ditch trail all day, but lock 'em up at night. I am more afraid of the raccoons and skunks actually. Anyway, Haven't lost a one bird  to predators in 3 years... but I do also have dogs. I've heard Coyotes will stay away if you have medium or large dogs. What is other folks experience with dogs as a deterrent?

I have always had two dogs and that hasn't stopped skunks, raccoons or coyotes much.  And I had a 5.5 foot fence around my coop and that isn't stopping any of the predators nowadays.  On second thought, maybe I would have lost more birds if the dogs weren't there. 

BTW coyotes can jump a six-foot fence.  I have personally seen it done.

I guess I better start closing the coop door. :-(

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