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originally posted by: SecretsoftheBlueApples
Why are you frustrated at Nature? So because you forgot to secure your flock... you're going to kill more nature. Eye for an eye until everyone is blind. Hopefully you get overrun with Snakes and Rats, which the Coyotes eat. God said vengeance is mine...and he'll have it one way or Another. Careful you don't exacerbate your situation with more ignorance. We have chickens in town, where there's Cats, Coyotes, Possums, Foxes, Coons, ect....never had one killed. You know why, because we protect the flock. And instead of brewing up malice, we have fresh eggs each morning.
a reply to: Allaroundyou
It's not unusual to see a dead coyote draped over a fence in my neck of the woods. Their friends know to stay away.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: Allaroundyou
If you do kill one...
This will seem barbaric, grim and horrible, but it MIGHT be useful. Once you have completed the kill, and the animal is beyond suffering, it might be wise, as it bleeds, to drag it around your yard, and display it somewhere that other packs are likely to see or smell it.
The reason I suggest this, is that finding one of their own kind dead, might put them off coming back, especially if you spread their guts around a bit. Animals are not immune to terror, but they are significantly less prone to simple vengeance. That being said, that could attract other creatures, but its just a thought.
originally posted by: Allaroundyou
How am I being ignorant exactly? I realize and accepted that I made a huge mistake and now my chickens are gone. But my chickens are least of my concern right now. I have neighbors that have children that play outside at night sometimes. That is my concern. So if I can kill one(coyote) in a legal manner then yes I will do so. Survival of the fittest, and I am the fittest.
originally posted by: InvisibleLady
a reply to: madmac5150
Harsh! Poor kid didn't ask to be autistic and doesn't always know the repercussions of his behaviour. It should be an honour to be his step-dad, especially since he didn't choose you - his mom did.
So glad you cut him some slack. And I'm glad your parents cut you some slack when you were learning to not do things when a toddler, but understood after being taught.
It's up to you to ensure the safety of your chickens and I would think the door to the coop would be a no-brainer. Rather autistic of you I must say.