Chicken killing coyotes on the rise in California

Here’s an interesting article about the rise of coyotes in suburban areas in California. Photo by Andre Taylor, article from San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

Most importantly, I have included the part of the article where they talk about how you can prevent coyote problems for your family, your pets, and yes … even your chickens.

There are many measures that pet owners and residents can take to protect their families and pets.

Coyote killing chickens in California
Coyote killing chickens in California

Among them is to install chicken wire around farm animals, build tall fences around yards and properties, keep pets and pet food indoors, and keep garbage cans in enclosed areas, according to the county’s Department of Animal Control.

If you encounter a coyote, do not run or turn your back. Instead, calmly back out of the area.

Also, don’t challenge coyotes by looking them directly in the eye. Protect small children by standing between them and the coyote, and fight back if attacked.