Are possums Really a threat?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by SS, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. SS

    SS In the Brooder

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    I have I have always had lot of possums in the area I live in. and I have only started to kill them recently after I got my chickens. but when I get close to them I find it hard to believe they could kill a chicken. Just wondering if anyone has ever had a possum problem?
     
  2. lilchick

    lilchick Songster

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    YES!!! When chickens are asleep on the roost and it is dark they are fair game.....A possum will kill baby chicks also... They carry diseases so handle with care... good luck..
     
  3. FarmGirl01

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    I have lost more birds to possums than any other pest.
     
  4. I've lost a few chickens to possums too. I hate them. Their one of the ugliest critters that I've ever seen.
     
  5. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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    the only good possum is a dead one. .22 and have some possum crisp.
     
  6. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    I'd say that is a "yes!"
     
  7. Bizzybirdy

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    Yes! I didn't think they would bother my chickens until I caught one, and then another.

    Only racoons are worse. Possums are easier to dispatch as they are slow and often lazy.
     
  8. Davaroo

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    Actually, it's a short list of animals that don't want to kill your chickens. Here it is:





    Like I said, it's short list.
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2009
  9. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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