Monday, June 18, 2012

Coyote casing the chicken yard

Saw a coyote about 10 feet from the chicken yard this morning before work. Guineas, rooster, and the crows that live in the nearby trees were flipping out and the hens were running for the coop. By the time I grabbed my rifle and loaded it, coyote was gone. Looks like we'll be putting up game cams and watching closely in the mornings. Hopefully we'll get him before he gets any of our birds (or Gus, who isn't a huge dog). That coyote was HUGE. Biggest coyote I've ever seen.

6 comments:

Paula said...

Ai yi yi! I'm glad he didn't get anybody!

LindaG said...

Good luck! Hope you get it quickly, or it moves on.

www.FarmLifeLessons.blogspot.com said...

YIKES!!! I'm glad you weren't on the other side of the chicken coop without a way to defend yourself. A hungry coyote is a formidable opponent.

I don't look forward to this "farm" moments!

Lana

Rae said...

Well folks, he hasn't gotten anyone yet (as I knock on the stump next to my chair where my wine sits). I'm gonna get him if he comes around again. The .22 Winchester is ready to go. And Lana, I just shot you an email... You'll be a flock protecting sharpshooter soon, I have no doubt. :)

Chai Chai said...

The Guineas are about as good of an alarm system as you could hope for, they will definitely let you know when the coyote is around. I doubt he gets the drop on them during the day time. The trick will be to decipher all the non-coyote alarms the Guineas will be making....

kpannabecker said...

I've always wanted a game cam. Good luck.