Ferocious roos kick possum butt!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Rosalind, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. Rosalind

    Rosalind Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    My five roos apparently ganged up on a possum last week and kicked it out of the barn...where it promptly waddled into traffic and got run over.

    Went out early in the morning to re-fill the waterer. The waterer was completely dry, as it had been really hot the day before and most of the water just evaporated. Also re-filled the feeder. Normally, they all come down from their roosts to eat, drink, look for treats whenever I come in, but not this time. I heard something rattling around the barn, but we have chipmunks in the barn, so I didn't think anything of it really. One roo got off his perch and crowed repeatedly and danced around at the section of their room that has a loose board, and he escorted his favorite girl to the waterer. Went back inside and back to sleep, figuring the crazy chickens would eat when they made up their fool minds to eat.

    When I got up again, there was a dead possum squashed in the middle of the road and all the chickens acting normal. Loose board was slightly out of place. Today, I found bits of possum fur and skin in the bottom of the pine shavings where they had made a dust bath. EEEEEEEUUUUUWWW.

    On the plus side, apparently my roos are absolutely ferocious buggers who will not be crossed.
  2. eggcetra_farms

    eggcetra_farms Songster

    Jun 26, 2007
    San Antonio, TX
    Great story. Way to go boys!
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Roosters 5
    Possum 0

  4. TreyClark281

    TreyClark281 Songster

    Apr 9, 2007
    around Katy, Tx
    lol cool [​IMG]
  5. GoodEgg

    GoodEgg Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    NW Florida
    Wow, now that's what I like to hear.

    I'm hoping I have some good roos in my bunch as well (although most are probably banties).

    Go roos!

  6. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

    Jan 15, 2007
    Shepherdstown, WV
    Good for them! I guess there's a good reason to have multiple roos!!

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