Bear siting!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Dixiedoodle, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    Just when I thought my chicken coop was completely predator proof! Now there has been three black bear sitings w/ in a mile of my house (closer 'as a crow flys"). Two have pictures and track castings have been taken! The authorites think it's about 300lbs!! Now, I will have to put iron rails on the windows and will have to add electric fencing .... :eek: Dixie
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2008
  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    We have bear here too. We have never had them near the buildings though! I hope the bear by you is just passing through.
     
  3. Zookeeper9000

    Zookeeper9000 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2008
    Gladstone MI
    Too funny I really thought you were bear sitting. I use to bear sit for my brother who raised them. They are cute and can get into more trouble than a 2 year old LOL.

    But I sure wouldn't want them in my coop the electric wire should work. Find Panner he knows everything about bear proofing a coop. Go to the preditor thread and find the one about bear or pm him I think he is panner123 or something like that.
     
  4. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh wow. I've never seen a bear here(I've heard about them though)
    Hopefully the bear is just passing through and wont try to get your birds.
     
  5. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, pretty common here, with the smart ones staying back in the woods! [​IMG]

    They learn real fast that I luv bear roast! [​IMG]

    bigzio
     

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