Bear siting!

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

  1. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Songster

    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
    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 Songster

    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 Crowing

    Apr 9, 2007
    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 Crowing

    Jan 20, 2007
    Yep, pretty common here, with the smart ones staying back in the woods! [​IMG]

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


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