I went out to the chicken house to turn off the lights last night and as I was approaching I could see something walking alongthe floor of the empower run. I thought it was a mouse but once I got up to the run it was gone. I noticed one of my girls that likes to sleep on a roost in the run growling towards the chicken house. I ran to the door, flung it open and there was a opossum climbing the roosts heading right for my chickens. Luckily I had a broom close by and was able to knock it off the roosts. I flung it out of the house and into he run. I ran back to the run with broom in hand and chased all my chicks in the house and closed the trap door. Once chicks were safe hubby came out and shot the opossum. Talk about being scared. I am so glad I went out there when I did. Who knows how many chicks I may have loss.