Coyote fencing is a type of fence engineered to keep coyotes out. Typical applications include:
- Preventing coyote access (keeping them from going under or into an area) or as dig prevention
- Surrounding an area like a yard where coyote will hunt your pets
- Adding a rodent barrier for coyote protection to an existing fence (like a deer fence)
This includes surrounding the complete perimeter of an area (along a complete property line) – this can include wide driveway gates for driveways
A coyote fence kit is a selection of fencing, fence posts, accessories and hardware to build a complete fence to keep out coyotes when starting from nothing.
Our coyote fences are not electric and cannot fail due to broken wires, dead batteries, etc. They are engineered to keep out many different animals besides coyote, depending on the options you choose. They also make great pet fences to keep in dogs and other animals.
There are 1000+ fence kits, combinations and options within each of these types of coyote fences.
The purpose of this page is to help you compare the choices to best select the coyote fence you need for your project.
In general, most customers with coyote issues select:
- A coyote fence with overlap. This type of coyote fence includes extra fencing overlapped and staked to the ground to the outside of the area. This acts as a dig deterrent and covers small ups and downs in your landscape coyotes can use for entry. Coyotes will use their noses to try and push up the base of a fence or to try to dig down under your fence for access. This type of coyote fence with overlap is a roll of fence installed at a specific height, leaving additional inches or footage (6-12 inches typical) overlapped and pinned to the ground facing outside.
- A poly coyote fence with a chew barrier base. Poly fence has properties that make it a great coyote fence when used in combination with metal on the bottom. Poly fence doesn’t have memory (if it’s hit it returns to it’s original shape unlike metal that once bent stays bent) and it’s hard to climb. Poly fence is also lightweight, very strong, not easy to climb and inexpensive. The issue with poly fence is chewing; even the strongest poly fence is not chew proof. The most popular type of fence for excluding coyotes includes a poly fence paired with a metal chew barrier base. In general, the same bottom wire fence used to keep out coyotes will also keep out rabbits and other garden pests. The post popular garden configuration to keep out coyotes (and other animals) would be a 7 ½ foot finished height poly fence in 700 poly paired with a 4ft 1x1 black steel bottom wire, installed at 40 inches tall leaving 8 inches of overlap. The overlap is flexible – for example, you could install the 4ft bottom wire at 36” tall leaving 12 inches of overlap.
- 36-48” tall. The minimum suggested height to keep out coyotes as a chew barrier base is 36 inches / 48 inches when used on top of another fence. As a stand alone fence you should note that coyotes can and will climb and a 36 to 48 inch tall fence by itself may not keep out coyotes. As a stand alone fence the minimum suggested height is 6 feet tall. The trend has been to go higher to 7.5ft tall or 8ft tall over the years. As an added benefit of going taller, you can keep out other wildlife like deer.
Below are our coyote fence kits separated by type: