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Not full grown, but yes for a calf. Are you seeing a population boom in your area? If so they will be hungry. Make sure all your animals are secured by dawn to prevent loss.
 

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In my area of Alberta we get coyotes harassing the calves or the weak and sick. They are opportunists and will take whatever they can get for the lowest risk of self-injury. Calving time is especially bad, they come in looking for the afterbirth.
 

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The coyotes are very smart around here in east tn. They know to stay just out of reach of us. We've had them up on our porch. The only way they left us was when I shot them. Thankfully they just got our trash.
 

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The gentleman that had our place kept a donkey with the cattle he said it worked for him. I see no issues so far with his concept.
 

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If the cow is calving then the coyotes will go up and almost help with the birth and drag the calf away but if the cow stays down the coyotes might kill her too.
 

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The gentleman that had our place kept a donkey with the cattle he said it worked for him. I see no issues so far with his concept.
I've been told coyotes fear them as they don't want to get stomped. Never seen it happen myself but I've heard stories.

If the cow is calving then the coyotes will go up and almost help with the birth and drag the calf away but if the cow stays down the coyotes might kill her too.
That's a shame. Aren't most people there for the birthing to keep the coyotes at bay?
 

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I've been told coyotes fear them as they don't want to get stomped. Never seen it happen myself but I've heard stories.



That's a shame. Aren't most people there for the birthing to keep the coyotes at bay?
We have dairy cows that are on pasture in summer and we haven't had problems but a friend of mine has had that happen many times with his beef cows out in open pasture
 

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Llamas also work very well but if you do get more than one ( for 2 different herds for example) don't let them get to where they can see each other or they'll stay by the fences to look at each other
 

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We have had many a time of running out in the middle of the night to panicking and stampeding cattle. Caused by a pack of coyotes. I've seen them taking on full grown momma cows. Similar to wolves but sloppy and not real synchronized.
2 times in the last few weeks neighbors cattle have been run threw large portions of fence and scattered by coyotes. It's been a mess. Taken weeks to get all the cattle back to the appropriate ranches.
Animal control has noticed a rise in stampeded cattle threw fences with obvious coyote evidence.
We bring all calving cows up close to the house to prevent any issues involving coyotes. After the calves are moving well and strong enough to run away the pair returns to the herd.
Our major problem (on top of severe drought) is grapes are being put in ALL OVER around the area. Humans have completely destroyed what habitat they had and tore out their den areas. They are hungry and understandably fighting for survival. Cattle pastures is about all they have left.
We will shoot any that are taking animals in our herds but we try and let them be if they are leaving our stock alone. It's a sad situation. Many years ago we kept the populations in check but lived together just fine.
 

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These stories are really something. I would we very concerned about them if I lived in areas that you apparently do.

So the yotes are being run out and have to enroach to survive. There is part of me that feels a little sorry for them in this situation. Sorry until they both a rancher.
 
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