We have had some of our lovely little silkies stolen by a predator. Just the other day I saw a huge fox on the farm, and then Sunday there was a Coyote waiting for me to open the coops and allow the chickens to roam. We only started with eight silkies, and now there are 4. We also have lost a few other chickens.
We have some huge Italian Mastiffs, but I don’t want them to get hurt by a group of coyotes. We know that there are coyotes that lead dogs away, and then a group of them will gang up on the dog. UGH! I would be even more heart broken. Being a farmer is not easy. I do know how to shoot a gun, so I may have to take out the coyote. I just don’t want another one of my chickens to be devoured by a coyote.
What would you do?