No, I’m not a guest expert on coyotes, but everything hunts chickens. There are more predators in urban environments than in sparsely populated rural areas, attracted by all the things we do to keep our pets happy. Right now, we’re on bobcat watch here at Sundew Gardens and I’m keeping the hens cooped up. I don’t know if it is a coincidence, but egg production is way down. Or like the article says, it’s a seasonable thing.