anyone have fool-proof deterents for bears? We lost our girls to a bear about a month ago. Tipped over our very heavy hen house and killed half of them the 1st night, and then did the same, ripping the padlocked door off the hinges the second night. No more chickens. Not even a scrap left except for piles of feathers here and there. Many of our neighbors have had the same experience this spring. While our area has bear issues every spring, this is the first time chickens have been the target. They usually hit our bee hives. May just be a problem bear but the range leads us to believe it's just a boon in the migrating population. We have all the latest deterents on the hives - electricity, nail boards, fencing, a motion-detection camera with flash, even a manaquin!! We want to get more chickens but I don't want to deal with another massacre like that. Any help appreciated.