Solution to Bear (and other predator) Proofing Your Feed

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by JessHall, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. JessHall

    JessHall Heavenly Hollow Ranch

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    Bears can be a threat to chickens, and they can be a real pain when they get into your flocks feed. I believe I've got a solution to part of the bear problem...

    I'm the third generation of our family business, a precision sheet metal fabrication company, and we've been in business since 1974. We take great pride in what we do, which is everything from parts for the medical industry, to Bear Proof Food Storage Containers! [​IMG] (Please don't confuse these with the "bear proof dumpsters")

    We've been making our approved bear boxes for 9 years. They've been tested and approved by various different National Parks, and Forests. The testing process involved a visual inspection, animal testing and finally a field service period.

    These boxes were originally designed to help back country packers, campers, etc. comply with the not-so-new-anymore regulations regarding bear proof food storage in National Parks. We've sold boxes to the US Forest Service, University of Southern California, and various other people who use them for lots of outdoor activities in many different states. We make different sizes, and we make dry boxes, and Ice boxes(which come with an ice chest).
    After reading a few threads on bear proofing, it finally hit me, these can really help poultry keepers!!! Our boxes are used everywhere from Alaska on boats for salmon fishing trips, to the High Sierra's packed on Mules for back country camping trips. Why not use them to store our chicken feed!? They are very affective and I know they'll keep lots of pests out of our birds feed!


    Please go to our website and check it out.
    http://www.bear-aware.com/index.htm
    All of our contact information is up there. We'd love to hear from you! My dad's name is Jeff, or you can ask for me, Jessica. [​IMG] Hope this helps!
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2009
  2. keystonepaul

    keystonepaul Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info! Should be useful to a bunch of our members. Thanks, Keystonepaul
     
  3. JessHall

    JessHall Heavenly Hollow Ranch

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    I got to thinking, if there is anything custom that anyone needs, let me know, PM me or go to the website and get our phone # and give us a call.
    I think it would be really neat to be able to make things for the BYC community [​IMG]
    I'm going to design and have some nest boxes made. [​IMG]
    Let me know [​IMG]
     
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