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  1. wildwestcoast

    Bear problem

    Im just glad we dont have grizzlies on the island at this point. I would not want to come face to face with one of them. The black bears are usually fairly skittish.
  2. wildwestcoast

    Bear problem

    So the chickens are spending the night in the back porch. The surviving black bantam orp from last nights bear attack is in a dog kennel to protect her from the 5 remaining red stars from the attack 2 nights ago. I think i will have to rehome her as there is enough chaos around here without...
  3. wildwestcoast

    Bear problem

    Does the rod have to be 8 ft deep like the instructions say
  4. wildwestcoast

    Bear problem

    Okay so if the utilities are not underground does that mean they wont be affected. Also where my chickens are is fairly close (20 ft) from where the electrical services enter my house. So would that be an issue
  5. wildwestcoast

    Bear problem

    Okay this 10 mile system says it requires 3 grounding rods..10 feet apart..70 feet at least from my utilities. Um hello..im in town that isnt even possible. So now what? Do i need take it back? Soo confused. At this point i think i just need to admit defeat and rehome my birds before their...
  6. wildwestcoast

    Bear problem

    :lau everybody loves bacon :eek:
  7. wildwestcoast

    Bear problem

    it just so happens I do have some bacon all ready to go...unless the teenager gets to it first haha
  8. wildwestcoast

    Bear problem

    yes!! chicken keeping isn't for wimps :yesss:
  9. wildwestcoast

    Bear problem

    thanks..it's been quite the learning curve for me! just when I thought I had all my predator problems solved haha
  10. wildwestcoast

    Bear problem

    I will...that part makes me cringe a bit to be honest
  11. wildwestcoast

    Bear problem

    yes. I read the article posted by Howard, raced down to the feed store and got the last one rated for 10 miles. they said I didn't need that much but I bought it anyways lol I only have an hour or so before dark to get it set up so it might not happen today. I have borrowed a large dog crate...
  12. wildwestcoast

    Bear problem

    also I have learned that I can put an electric fence on my coop (I'm doing it regardless) we just can't have electric fence surrounding our yard.
  13. wildwestcoast

    Bear problem

    yes..but where I live we have a lot of bears. I mean a lot. Bears in town are no novelty here. we all have bear proof garbage cans or we get a visit from bylaw. Generally here, the strategy is to reduce attractants. If a bear is sticking around and doing damage then they will do something...
  14. wildwestcoast

    Bear problem

    I just went out to the local feed store and spent 250.00 on electric fencing. I am sure I could have got it cheaper somewhere else (like amazon) but I have no time. I did get the charger rated for 10 miles (even tho I only need like 100 feet tops) because it will be a stronger charge. I am...
  15. wildwestcoast

    Bear problem

    Yes im losing the battle it was back last nite it was back last night..I'm sourcing electric fence today. I will take your recommendations. I have one coop left and only 6 chickens now but I am NOT letting this thing win. If I can't get the fence up tonight I am buy a big dog kennel from...
  16. wildwestcoast

    Bear problem

    Wow smart bear!
  17. wildwestcoast

    Bear problem

    oh i have a dog lolol but sadly the wrong kind
  18. wildwestcoast

    Bear problem

    Thats what im afraid of. We put plywood over the hole the bear made in the wire mesh. I locked the chickens in the coop but its a bear... If it wants in its coming in. It gave up on the other coop after ripping some wood off. Fingers crossed she finds an easier meal elsewhere
  19. wildwestcoast

    Bear problem

    You can use them if you have a hunting license in season. But not in city limits.
  20. wildwestcoast

    Bear problem

    I may just do the hot wire and keep quiet about it. What my neighbors dont know wont hurt em ;)
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