My husband just shot a opossum!!! Coming in broad daylight to my coop!! I thought they were nocturnal. I didn't think I would want revenge, just want it gone but I grabbed up a short piece of 2x4 and beat on the thing. It was still moving but if it wasn't dead, it wasn't far from it. Ok, it was a male, do I need to worry about a mate and kitts? We still have a raccoon, I have seen it and looked it right in the eyes. So, would a opossum kill and eat a chicken or just steal and eat eggs? Broad daylight, I can't believe it!