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Discussion in 'Livestock Guardians' started by Skiesblue, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. Apr 24, 2018
    Skiesblue

    Skiesblue Loving the herd life

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    I have a two year old Anatolian x Black Mouthed Cur (yes that’s a breed). A rescue with zero history. After a bumpy start he settled in and guards well. Too well. We are under siege from the largest coyotes I’ve ever seen. Unfortunately they have managed a kill and return regularly. Dog is after them like a jet but won’t stop at the perimeter fence. Climbs right over. He pursues for a couple of minutes then comes back. I wish I could tell him “this far, no farther.” Any suggestions?
     
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    secuono

    secuono Herd Master

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    Electric on top, very, very hot. Possibly also slanted inward.
    Someone else should have more ideas.
     
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    Wehner Homestead

    Wehner Homestead True BYH Addict Golden Herd Member

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    Electric! Lock everyone in a smaller, container area at night. Get another dog for help. He needs backup!

    Not the most experienced LGD owner so I’ll defer to them for more.
     
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    Bruce

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    And a 30-06 for the coyotes.
     
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    Wehner Homestead

    Wehner Homestead True BYH Addict Golden Herd Member

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    Skiesblue

    Skiesblue Loving the herd life

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    I didn’t describe my fencing. We added Hogwire to an existing 4 strand elderly barb wire fence. Then a strand of new barb wire on top which he ignores. I don’t know much about electric fences but I think it would be too expensive for us. Unfortunately the t posts aren’t taller so there’s no support for additional wire of any kind. Plus we’re talking several hundred feet. He has 2 backup dogs. The attacks occur during the day when the flock is out of the safe pen grazing. The coyotes don’t care if we’re out working they just grab and jump the fence and disappear into the woods. I’m inexperienced w guns. I need to find a range and change that. But there are neighbors and livestock around so gun isn’t my first go-to.
     
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    greybeard

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    The least expensive fence there is--you only need one strand. Get good wire, banjo string tight and you won't need many insulators either.
     
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    greybeard

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    Target acquisition and bullet placement...lots of livestock on my place and I've fired thousands of rounds. Have yet to shoot a cow, tho I've had a few I wanted to.
     
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    Latestarter Novice; "Practicing" Animal Husbandry Golden Herd Member

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    Practice till you can hit what you aim at. Then only shoot what you intend to kill. I agree with the hot wire. You can buy "step in" fiberglass wire posts that you can attach to the existing T-posts.
     
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    Skiesblue

    Skiesblue Loving the herd life

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    Here he is a couple of months ago. He’s a smart dog and I hate to bust him to yard duty.