Hi, I've been stumped by a bear problem lately. My chickens and turkeys free range and don't have a secure run, so I just feed them out in the yard. Recently a small black bear who has started coming. He hasn't hurt a single chicken (or turkey) but comes to gorge on their food every day. We have tried throwing rocks at him, shooting him with non lethal rubber ammunition, and finally we set up an electric fence around their food, but the bear is small and just gets on his belly and crawls under (we have a game camera set up on the food so we can see when he's coming, so we have all this on video). And success stories about keeping feed away from bears in a free range scenario? I'm going to try to lower the electric wire more, but since I have turkeys i don't want them to be so low that the tall turkeys get shocked. I know that a bear habituated to human beings and their dwellings is bad news and he will probably be killed by the authorities if we don't successfully deter him. I'm afraid it may be too late already. Any ideas? .