We live in the Pacific Northwest and have several acres backing up to forest land. We have lost half of our flock of chickens and ducks to hungry coyotes since November. They are cold, hungry, and prey is harder to come by….but we want to preserve our flock.
We depend on our flock for eggs (which we sell at market) and meat if necessary.
We have dogs, so traps and poisons are not our first choice. We have attempted to shoot them, but unless we lay in wait with the rifle ready all night, we cannot seem to catch them.
Suggestions welcome, criticism about shooting coyotes…not as welcome