Brand new chicks headed for coop and yard...a few questions

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Suess hens, May 6, 2008.

  1. Suess hens

    Suess hens Songster

    May 4, 2008
    Altadena, CA
    i am new to a lot of this. I will be building the coop and run this weekend as our 6 week old chicks are about ready to move in. Before I do this I am a bit concerned about a few things around our property. We believe we have a large possum that is squating in a rear neighbors "junk" yard. We recently had a very curious turtle (he liked to explore) go missing, and after a month yet to return. We are concerned he may have gone the way of the possum. If I provide a locked coop and run how much should I be concerned about this possum? And is there anything else I should be worried/concerned about?

  2. chcknrs

    chcknrs Songster

    Mar 7, 2008
    Kelso, WA
    We lost a turtle for several months. Fortunately we had it marked with our address. A neighbor a block away brought it back after finding it in her yard! I liked the idea of the red blinking LED light, as possums are usually nocturnal.

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