:/Has anyone lost any chickens to bears? I came out this morning and there were muddy bear prints all over the vinyl siding of my new coop. I have lived in my home for 20 years and never saw any trace of a bear before. Thank goodness I moved the girls out of their cheap coop and into the new one last week!! They couldnt get in so all is well, wonder if it will try again. Does anyone know about the laws about killing predators near a home with a rifle?