Are possums Really a threat?

SS

In the Brooder
10 Years
Jun 8, 2009
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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?
 

lilchick

Songster
11 Years
May 23, 2008
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Williamsport In.
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..
 

Boyd

Recipient of The Biff Twang
10 Years
Mar 14, 2009
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MI
the only good possum is a dead one. .22 and have some possum crisp.
 

Bizzybirdy

Songster
11 Years
Apr 14, 2008
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North of Nashville
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.
 

Davaroo

Poultry Crank
12 Years
Feb 4, 2007
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Leesville, SC
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.
 
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