How To Repel Coyotes

Hi i live on a farm and we are seeing coyote tracks i don't want to loose and sheep but i i don't want to kill the coyote either. I heard wolf urine helps but there are no wolfs where i live. I have a trap but not a big enough one. Any suggestions thanks

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If you can't fence an area around you to keep them out, consider installing outside lights on your property, since they tend to come out at night. Keep trash in locked bins, since they are likely just looking to eat.  Don't leave your pet food in bowls outside, and if you have a garden... fence it.  They will eat fruits like watermelon.

They are observant and elusive animals and for the most part looking for easy meals.

Honestly, I used to hear them at night on my farm but they didn't bother me and I didn't bother them.  My Rotties probably kept them from coming near my house.  Also, I had no livestock to worry about.  They are opportunistic so they will eat chickens or cats.

I always felt sorry for them....they are losing habitat and looking for food.  I always took food way out in the fields for them, far from my house and put all scraps out there.  My friends thought I was crazy for doing it, but I never had issues with them being too close and it would take several coyotes to kill one Rottie and the pack or better to kill two... so it was never a worry.  An average coyote only weighs 20 or 30 lbs.

I hope that helps...



One day I said, 'I will go out & look for my enemies' and on that day I found no friends. The next day I said, 'I will go out & look for my friends' & on that day I found no enemies. ~YeddaHeads~

Are only sheep dog died 5 years ago. I hope the horses will keep them at bay but ya never know. Thanks this was really helpful. The only problem is we saw them attack sheep in daylight before but i will try some lights. Thanks

You're welcome, Isaac... maybe someone else will have another answer for you. I do know that if you fence... the coyotes are good diggers so make sure they can't did under.

One day I said, 'I will go out & look for my enemies' and on that day I found no friends. The next day I said, 'I will go out & look for my friends' & on that day I found no enemies. ~YeddaHeads~

Hi Isaac & Jada ,

I have horses , goats and yes coyotes .

Lights helped me till they got use to them . 

Coyotes are very smart , well respected by Native Americans for their intelligence and hunting abilities .

I had an old horse trainer from TN tell me to keep my electric fence on that coyotes wouldn't cross it .  I have to say so far he's been right . I have not had one come in to my pastures or paddocks since I keep my fence on all the time .

They are still around I see them in my woods and at my pond . And they serenade me every night ... The Song Dogs .  I like Jada feel for them . We have taken their land and left them little to live on .  I have no problem sharing my land with them as long as they do not become a threat to my animals .  I have shot two I had no choice .  That is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do .  Both came to close for comfort the DNR advised me that both were sick . 

So , try the lights and the electric fence . Hopefully it will help .

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Great answer, Equus.  I hope the electric fence keeps working!

One day I said, 'I will go out & look for my enemies' and on that day I found no friends. The next day I said, 'I will go out & look for my friends' & on that day I found no enemies. ~YeddaHeads~

There is a type of dog you can get called a Maremma, which you train at a young age to live with the flock, have seen these used in Austrilia. They jsut stay out all night and live like sheep (but you have to feed them dog food).

Another option might an Alpaca (above), these again stay in the flock 27 /7 and are very aggresive toward non sheep vistors.

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