opossums

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Rebeccahorse, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. Rebeccahorse

    Rebeccahorse Out Of The Brooder

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    Do they normally try to get chickens?
    We have had one on our property the last
    few days and I was just wondering if they
    attack chickens. I haven't seen it near the coop
    yet, but am going to try to catch it wednesday.
    From a distance it looks really skinny, maybe really old.
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2008
  2. newnanchic

    newnanchic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2008
    Newnan, Georgia
    Well we have caught 2 in our trap in the last week and had to relocate them. Something tore up one of our chic's behinds. And that is what we caught.?????? Were they the critter that got to her I don';t know , they were caught at night right out side of our coop.
     
  3. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    Yes, they will kill and eat chickens, chicks and eggs. They are scavangers and will eat what they can locate easily. Dixie
     
  4. claud

    claud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have opossums in my coop quite often. Never hurt a chicken but they sure like the eggs!
     
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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