When I got my first small flock of Silkie chickens this past Spring, I never thought I'd lose them....let alone to a bear. I figured if anything ever got to them, it would be a fox....we have like 100s of foxes around us. But sadly, the other morning around 9:30am I looked out my front door to see a young bear ripping apart my babies. Worst day of my life. He killed 2 of them, then came back at dinner time for the 3rd. Now, I have no chickens.....but I have a nuicence (sp?) bear instead.....great!