I've been in this valley for several years and I've heard tale of people seeing coyotes in this area, usually up close to the mountains. Last week there was a group of three or so coyotes who killed a deer a mere few yards from our barn on the other side of the road. Several groups of people who were out spotlighting saw them. Now I'm just a nervous wreck. I supose it's better to know that they're around, but I have these delicious little pygmy goats and some very tasty sheep both of which are no match for a hungry coyote. What are some of the best coyote deterents?