Something broke into my coop

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by centavo71, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. centavo71

    centavo71 Out Of The Brooder

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    For the first time in the three years of having chickens, something broke into my coop - the outside run part. It ripped the bottom boards off and I still don't know if I am missing any birds b/c we are all (me and the chickens) freaked out. My dog is freaking right out. I am thinking it is a bear - we had a Grizzly back there last year. What would a bear do? I guess i am wondering bc I don't see any evidence of dead chickens - would a bear take it away? Ack ack ack...I don't LIKE this!

    Deep breaths....go back out there and gather the birds....you will be fine...bear is probably long gone...
     
  2. effie

    effie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow--scary-will be waiting for an update...........
     
  3. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck!
     
  4. centavo71

    centavo71 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I got them all back inside. Shot off a bear banger or 3, dog has settled down...fixed the fence...I guess now we are supposed to calm down. lol
     
  5. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

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    Yikes! Got pepper spray? Or maybe a cannon?
     
  6. centavo71

    centavo71 Out Of The Brooder

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    No cannon but some bloody loud bear bangers...I hope that did the trick!
     
  7. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Unless there are some lurking around that I don't know about, I don't think I have bears here which leads to the question: What's a "bear banger"? Does it just make noise, or repel them some other way?
     
  8. lindseythefork

    lindseythefork Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a friend who was battling a bear not too long ago.. he (or she) basically ripped the side off of the barn. They were able to fire off some warning shots and it lumbered away. They patched up the hole and for whatever reason it didn't come back. I would imagine that if it's a giant hole with claw marks then you are probably dealing with a bear. If it's a smaller area that's been ripped off then it's more like a raccoon (or whatever you have there in Alberta).
     
  9. tclegg

    tclegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Centavo71--Did you find out what broke into your run yet? Do you have all your chickens? Hope all is well today..?[​IMG]
     
  10. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Have you found out anything yet?
     

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