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Bears at the coop!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jwatts, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. jwatts

    jwatts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just noticed that there were bears at my coop lastnight.. This "bear" had apparently killed the neighbors chickens now i think he or she's coming for mine.. The only thing i seen were paw prints on the outside walls about 6' tall and what seemed to be cub prints about 3-4' high. What can i do to get rid of these bears? I don't wantto shoot it and Game commision will do nothing, they told my neighbor" it will get shot during bear season.go figure
     
  2. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could try night eyes or night guard,a solar light that cost about 20.00 dollars
     
  3. CupOJoe42

    CupOJoe42 CT Chicken Whisperer

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    Electric Fence.
     
  4. remuda1

    remuda1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. TDM

    TDM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's about it for non lethal approaches, unless you have several Great Pyrenees LGD's to deter them. You have to do something, because a bear will rip a coop apart for a meal.
     
  6. Capvin

    Capvin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As has been said several times before, the only thing that will deter a bear is an electric fence. We have bears here and I have followed the instructions published by various federal agencies for putting up a five strand fence with three hot wires and two ground. I do not use solar and my entire run and coop is surrounded by the fence. I have had bears visit, get zapped, and have not returned. Also, remove any food that you have in the coop and run at night. Most times they are after the food and just kill the birds as an afterthought.
     
  7. ejb3810

    ejb3810 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A lead pill. Placed gently behind the ear.
     
  8. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lead poisoning does the trick!
     
  9. flitter

    flitter Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have lots of bears and electric strands around the regular fence have worked so far... fingers crossed!
     
  10. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Get hounds to get them away from your chicken coop.
     

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