For the first time last night I heard my chickens sounding off. Calls I won't forget. They had never made any noise at night before. When I went to check there was a little possum in a doghouse (transformed to a chicken house) with a dead teenage chicken and a live chicken! I had to catch it....I couldn't shoot it because of where it was at. (That was fun doing ALONE!) But...its dead now...the turd! It was my fault it got in. I was late shutting the kennel doors to there area. Anyways, I don't know much about possums. We have killed a few adult ones over the past few years eating the outside cat's food. I haven't ever seen a small one around here. Do you think I need to worry about others coming around now? How long do babies stay near their mommas?? Its body was about the size of a softball....not counting its head. Just for reference!!!