What about bears?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by cosmicredneck, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. cosmicredneck

    cosmicredneck Out Of The Brooder

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    Anybody have any ideas how to keep bears away from the coop? Are there any repellants?
     
  2. dragonthehunter

    dragonthehunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HAHAHAHA sorry but if a bear wants your chickens theres not much to stop it
     
  3. itsasmallfarm

    itsasmallfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe an electrical fence? not sure there pretty tough animals.
     
  4. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    My friend in Alaska lives in an area frequented by brown bears. They have a pretty serious fence system. Wooden fence poles with fencing like cattle panels surrounded by super heavy wire (almost looks like rope). No chicken losses to bears yet...
     
  5. Howard E

    Howard E Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes........electric fence!

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  6. thomasboyle

    thomasboyle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ditto on the electric fence. I have black bears, and they will steer clear of the electric fence. I use net fence by premier1supplies. My charger puts out 8000+ volts, and that will get anyone's attention! These pics are all within 150 ft of my coop.

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  7. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Ditto on electric fencing. I use dogs...around these parts dogs are effective on black bear. We've got a couple on the land but they never come into the coop...even with that tantalizing odor of fermented feed wafting up the ridge.
     
  8. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    A deer rifle also works well.
     
  9. cosmicredneck

    cosmicredneck Out Of The Brooder

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    Yea the electric fence is the route I'm gonna take thanks y'all.
     
  10. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Electric fence or wire
     

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