A bear got our four hens last night. I've been putting all my efforts into making the run secure, but the bear opened the top of the coop and got our pets. I got the coop for free, and wasn't worried about it because it was so solid. I never thought he'd be able to open the top because it's a bit awkward even for me. I'd used two eye bolts joined with a small carabiner to lock it up. One of the eye bolts just tore right out of the wood. The good thing is that the bear obviously walked on top of the run, but the welded fencing held up, except for a few screws/washers that popped off. Now I'm wondering how to go forward. I got a double hinged safety latch, and I think it will be strong enough if I use bolts, washers & nuts to install it instead of just screws. But should I try and get new chickens right away? Or should I install the new latch, and see if the smell of the shavings, poop, and remaining food and feathers will entice him to try again? If he does try and fails, maybe he'll realize it's too hard and give up. On the other hand, I don't want him to think of my yard as his nightly dining room. Any thoughts?