Coyote problem

ericbigApril 27, 2013

I hopping someone could give me advice on keeping coyote's out of my raised beds. I live in Portland, Oregon next to a wildlife refuge. On several occasions my wife and I have seen Coyotes across/down the street before going to work in the morning. Last Summer I had a problem with what looked liked Dog fesses in my raised beds right on/or next to my vegetable plants. Some of sprout ups did not make it. So, I'm guessing Coyote's are my getting in my back yard in the middle of the night. I recently started weeding and preparing the beds for planting this season but there are fresh dog feces in my beds just about every morning and I am hesitant. Please help!

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Fencing.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2013 at 6:55PM
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ericbig

I have my back yard fenced off. Their either jumping over the fence or coming up through through a narrow gap in the front between my garage and side fence. I don't want to put chicken wire around the beds. I was looking for another solution.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2013 at 8:28PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Gosh eric, other than improving your fencing, I don't know what your other options might be. Are you using some kind of fertilizer that might attract them?

    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 4:04PM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Wolf urine? 8-)

tj

    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 6:12PM
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crisslyon(8b)

Shoot them or failing that sprinkle cayenne pepper around your garden. You have to replenish that frequently but maybe once they're turned off from that spot they won't come back.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2013 at 12:38AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

if you know where your fence fails.. fix the failure ... crikey man ...

i wonder if human scent would work ... wink.. wink .. which would involve a barrel of beer.. and 90 of your closest friends ...

ken

    Bookmark   May 12, 2013 at 7:48AM
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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

If using urine to deter anything actually worked then you would not find coyotes anywhere near where wolves and bears lived, but they do share the same habitat in the wild and often even share the same food source although at different times.
If coyotes are getting into your garden there is something that is attracting them there, but your best option to keep them out is good, tight fencing.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2013 at 6:50AM
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