Coyotes and Fences…An Easy Santa Fe Look Done in a Morning!

Doodle T and Me!
by Doodle T and Me!
3 Materials
3 Hours

Do You Have a Chain-Link Fence – Hate the Look, But Love the Enclosed Protection?

Me Too.

Here’s a Simple, Easy Way to Jazz Up the Chain-Link, Without Loosing the Enclosed Safety.

Hello Santa Fe Coyote Fence!

What You Need: Branches. Baling Wire. Wire Cutter. Work Gloves.

These Branches (often called “latillas”) are Fir and Spruce. 8 Feet Long. Cut into 4 Foot Lengths.

These should cover a 20 foot span of fence.

A Roll of Baling Wire Goes a Long, Long Way. The Wire Cutters are for Cutting and Twisting the Wire.

Wire Cutter - Amazon LINK.

Baling Wire - Amazon LINK.

Lay out the Branches.

Cut a Length of Wire to Go Around the Branch and the Chain-Link Fence.

Tie the Wire to Secure the Branch Against the Fence.

Then Twist the Wire Tight to Hold the Branch in Place.

One Wire to Secure the Top. One Wire to Secure the Bottom. Two Wires on Each Branch.

Spacing of the Branches is Up to You.

Here’s the View from the Back of the Coyote Fence.

A 10 Foot Section can be a 2-Hour/2-Person Job…With Lots of Goofy Chatter and Silly Laughs.

Drink Plenty of Water. This Job is Best Done Early Morning in the Shade.

Simply Santa Fe. Simply Fabulous!

And All it Took was that Old Chain-Link, Some Branches, Wire, and Lots of Giggles.

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  • Loretta Champagne Loretta Champagne on Sep 09, 2021

    Great idea. I'm thinking about keeping moose from jumping into my yard. The small barking creatures we have seem to annoy them and they try to leap before I can get the noisemakers inside. However I have a question. With the chain link being lower on outside, what stops the Coyote from using it as a kickoff for jumping over? We have had a couple of large neighbor dogs jump our 6 ft. fence without any problem. They apparently wanted to play with our Pomeranians. Hope all works well. Loretta in Alaska

  • Diana Diana on Aug 21, 2023

    How well does this do in a high wind?? Would it put too much force on the chain link fence and blow over??

  • Iam89723011 Iam89723011 on Sep 16, 2023

    What is to stop the coyotes from digging underneath the fence?

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