Two bears ripped the doors off of my chicken coop and chased five of my hens and one of my roosters during the night before Christmas. We called fish and game but we couldn't afford the fee to trap the bear. We've repaired our coop now and have been keeping our chickens in a dog crate in our spare room at night because we just don't feel safe leaving our chickens outside with the bears returning nightly. We are working on hotwiring the coop but even then a bear could easily rip through that. What other steps could we take to protect our remaining chickens at night? All food buckets, feed bags, feeders, etc are inside our house and we keep the coop clean of large amounts of manure. We're taking all of the precautions we can think of but our chickens still were chased and slaughtered. What can we do?? Addition: we have also installed a baby monitor underneath our coop. It's helped us chase the bear away last night.