Bandicoots and brushtail possums threat or not?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by chookin, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. chookin

    chookin In the Brooder

    Jul 14, 2013
    Tonight when I checked on the chickens, I found a bandicoot in the chook yard. I'm not too worried about him hurting the chickens or anything, but he is digging under the fence and leaving big holes everywhere.

    There was also a possum in the chook house, who ran out as soon as I went in. I think it was eating their food. Is that all that it will do? or could it attack the chickens too, given a chance?

    I did try to do a google search and I also looked on here, but I was only finding posts about American possums. As I am in Australia, that advice is useless to me.

    Any tips to deter them?
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Free Ranging Premium Member

    Mar 15, 2010
    On the MN prairie.
    I had to look up what a bandicoot is. According to Wikipedia, they are omnivores. So, with that information, I would just assume that they will eat your chickens because anything with sharp teeth that eats meat seems to love chicken dinners. The opossums we have here in the U.S. eat chickens, eggs and their feed.

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