opossum

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by dcs02d, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. dcs02d

    dcs02d In the Brooder

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    I live in an urban area. The mall is just two blocks away. I haven't bothered to lock up my hens at night because I'm lazy. Got a 6am wake up call this morning and found a very small opossum in the hen house.

    I guess I got lucky and I should probably lock up the hens. I saw a few stray feathers but no blood and all hens are accounted for.
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    That was a wake up call and warning! Mama possum will be around next time and you wont be so lucky!
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    It/they will be back! I learned the hard way. They can climb, so secure the top very well.

    Check each bird over very carefully- one of mine had a hole in her wing that was invisible- I didn't find it until it was infected and I smelled it. Took a long time treating it to get it healed.
     

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