They liturly rule the backyard, i kinda thought since i am renting and the backyard is huge why not have a few chickens and let they enjoy life like kings!
During rasing them like this i have learnt their are many things i have to acturly watch out for, for instance they drank from my paint bucket... i did remove all chemicals on the ground after that... also predators.... my neighbor has a cat which i found on the first week watching my chikcnes, i then chased it away hoping it would feel unsafe around them, i have had my chickens for sometime now and didnt see the cat again, i didnt acturtly change anything besides giving them more of the backyard, pretty much everything up to the back door now is their world.
... Must of jinxed my self thinking i got rid of the cat as a few months ago, i went to look where my chickens a choosing to sleep these days, and the cat was really close to them just chiling! enjoying them or thinking of munching some chicken wangs... who knows as it ran away again... i have not had any problem with the cat and my chickens seem very happy with their land also their bodies seem fine as in no battle scars....
But tonight! i went hunting for their eggs as the little coops door must of blown shut, hasnt been an egg in their for a week.
So i walked around the whole yard searching and i found an eaten posum.... i could post a picture but its pretty bad, like its head was eaten and stomuch eaten open and man it was like a bad day for him.... now i am starting to feel i have given my chicken to much freedom and not enough protection,
So i am wondering would my chickens eat a possums? could my chicken defend themselves against my naighboors cat?
Or has my neighboors cat turned into my chicken protector and has saved them from the possums? would a possum eat my chickens?
P.S i havnt found the eggs, would a possum eat my eggs?