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Backyard chicken coops attracting bears

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Bear experts say backyard chicken coops are the "new garbage" when it comes to attracting hungry bears. Adrian LaFleur says she's lost almost 20 birds to bears this year. (Redjar/Flikr)

Chickens are tasty, and their eggs are good too, especially when they're fresh!

To get those fresh birds and eggs, more people are raising chickens in their backyards, but that can be problematic when it comes to bears.

Adrian LaFleur knows all about that. She lives south of Golden and has been keeping chickens for years. Now she's missing some of them.

Daybreak host Chris Walker spoke with Adrian and Frank Ritcey, the province's Bear Aware co-ordinator. He says backyard chicken coops are becoming a big problem, and electric fences may be the best solution.
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