We got a bear! coming into the yard

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Dragonfly Ranch, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Dragonfly Ranch

    Dragonfly Ranch Songster

    May 13, 2009
    Happy Valley, CA
    I don't think bears eat chickens but any ideas on things to do to make sure it doesn't decide to check out coop or run at night. Don't have any food in run and going to move layer feed into garage.
  2. tbone

    tbone Songster

    Jun 4, 2009
    southern illinois
    sss method.... shoot-shovel-shutup.....lol
  3. Jolyn

    Jolyn Songster

    Apr 5, 2008
    Northern California
    From past posts on here I DO think bears eat chickens. Perhaps a motion detector light, radio in or around the coop......ummmmmmm hot wire maybe????

    I would take a bear as a serious threat to your chickens.
  4. mediazeal

    mediazeal Songster

    Feb 26, 2009
    lots and lots of electric current/fence all around your coop
    good luck!
  5. kagedgoddess

    kagedgoddess Songster

    May 11, 2009
    read " i am the prey": thread, they eat chickens
  6. scarter

    scarter Songster

    Aug 22, 2008
    Roberts, WI
    You either need to do what you can to keep your chickens safe or get electric fencing, lots of noise, light etc. They do kill chickens.
  7. Dragonfly Ranch

    Dragonfly Ranch Songster

    May 13, 2009
    Happy Valley, CA
    My neighbor has bird aviaries and she said bear has never bothered her birds. But then I forget EVERYTHING likes to eat chickens. Will make sure that door on coop is really secure - it has a solid wood door, but probably need to get a lock and double pane window (doesn't open) might need a cover so he/she can't see in and we'll make sure no inviting food around. We are actually more worried about a 50 fruit trees that are just now getting ripe fruit. Also, have motion detectors lights on garage and a lead sandwhich waiting if they get tripped! lol

    Thanks for the advise and warnings.
  8. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Not only do they eat chickens, but they DESTROY your coop and run to get to them. Invest in an electric fence.
  9. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Songster

    Apr 15, 2009
    That would be one heck of a shovel!
  10. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Songster

    Jan 25, 2008
    Shoot, SHOVEL, and shutup!!?!?

    LOL! Maybe if you had a backhoe at your disposal! [​IMG] Shoot, and shutup would be the easy part! This is a bear we are talking about. [​IMG]

    Maybe shoot, skin, sausage, shovel, and then shutup. [​IMG]

    Last edited: Jun 12, 2009

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