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

3 Materials
$200
3 Hours
Easy

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.

Suggested materials:

  • Fir and Spruce Branches   (Lumber Yard)
  • Baling Wire   (Amazon)
  • Wire Cutter   (Amazon)

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Frequently asked questions

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  • Peggy Peggy on Aug 21, 2021

    I’ve never seen branches at my limber yards. Is this a New Mexico thing?

  • Cathe Cathe on Aug 21, 2021

    If they are cut into 4 ft lengths, why are some so much taller than others? How tall was the chain link fence, they look a lot taller that it is, they must be more than 4 ft.

  • 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

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  • Doodle T and Me! Doodle T and Me! on Aug 28, 2021

    Dear P: In the Desert SW, where Coyote Fences are common, the threat of termites is almost non-existent. In warm, damp climates, perhaps the latillas (wood branches) should be treated before installing. When doing any outdoor construction activity, caution dictates that we always wear work gloves - as shown in the photos above. Thanks for your comments. Jeanne - Doodle T and Me!

  • Linda Linda on Sep 04, 2021

    Love, love, love this! What a great transformation. Thanks for sharing.

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