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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JSlip1, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. JSlip1

    JSlip1 New Egg

    Mar 22, 2016
    Central PA
    I've often engaged in some of the other resources on the site, but am looking to grow my flock and learn some more and that's best done in community.

    We have a small flock (4 max) that was whittled down by a bear and another unknown assailant. So, basically, I'm here to hopefully find a couple more birds and also continue to learn how I can safeguard them down the road.
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Please check out the predator threads. I'm not sure what will keep a bear out but, probably industrial strength electric fencing.
  3. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 29, 2011
    Welcome to the forum!

    Sorry about the predator. I think Drumstick Diva is right, electric fence is probably your best protection against a bear.
  4. JSlip1

    JSlip1 New Egg

    Mar 22, 2016
    Central PA
    That's the plan if it happens again. Someone got a bear about a mile from us as the crow flies during hunting season and we never saw it again. I'm guessing they were one and the same, but there's always more bears. Thanks for the welcome!
  5. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to the group! Sorry about your chicken loss to the bear. We have coyotes over here and occasionally neighborhood dogs that run loose. I had to really make my enclosure predator proof. I did not want to loose any of mine.
  6. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us.

    Joining your state thread will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area, which can be helpful (just type the name of your state in the search box) - you never know, they may be some bear experts there to help you!

    All the best
  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    Sorry for your losses...bears are a tough predator to be up against.

    It's nice to have you join us.
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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