So what do you all do to keep unwanted critters out of your feed? I don't have anything set up yet, my peeps will arrive 9/22 but I'm already thinking. We live on top of a mountain where there are bear, and I assume a multitude of mice, rats and other rodents who would love to be fed. The considerations I had are these, please tell me if I'm on the right track: 1. the bear might be attracted by the feed rather than the chickens and s/he is strong. So maybe I should keep the food outside of the coop in a bearproof can, so that s/he is not tempted to break into the coop and wreak more havock than is necessary? 2. we have bearproof trashcans that are basically very thick sturdy plastic. If the bear can't tear them open, would rodents be able to chew through this? Do I have two incompatible problems? If you live in black bear country what are your experiences?