:ep chicken eating possum

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by dadsdeercamp, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. dadsdeercamp

    dadsdeercamp Say goodnight gracie

    Sep 24, 2010
    Mora MN.
    my sons chickens were eating a dead possum in his front yard is this normal of is it just revenge will it hurt them?
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Chickens are omnivorous, which means they will eat anything (including meat). Hopefully the 'possum didn't die of disease...

    But yah, it's normal for chickens to take advantage of any food source they discover.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think they just heard possum can be very tasty - Lol.

    On the serious side, I don't know if they can be harmed by eating dead animals. I imagine it would depend alot on it being a fresh kill, as opposed to road kill stiff as a board and stinking up the neighborhood. Or the reason the animal was dead. If from disease= rabies or something , no one or thing should be touching it.

    As for me, I would NOT let the chickens feast on anything I didn't give them. Hopefully someone who really knows will be around to answer this properly.
     
  4. theFox

    theFox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2009
    Standish, Maine
    What you have there are southern chickens, northern chickens hunt and eat moose.
     
  5. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] that's funny. Here in east Texas we have alligators..........and some ferocious chickens. [​IMG]
     
  6. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Watch out you don't pass out in the chicken house, ya hear? [​IMG]
     
  7. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where could I purchase neighbor-eating, I mean alligator-eating chickens?

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