I have a small coop with a latch that does not latch. The small animals cannot open as I myself have to kick the door in. I was wondering if a bear would bother my chickens. We usually see them in the spring. One was in front of my big windows. Now that was an interesting thing to look at while it was looking back at me with no more than 5 feet between us. Thank God I was inside. I just wonder if we should be worried about bears breaking into the coop and if I should paddle lock it. Anyone every have any trouble with them? I don't go to my mailbox without my gun in the spring. They are black bear.