Oppossums eat chicken eggs?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Twiggers96, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. Twiggers96

    Twiggers96 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Found a small oppossum living in a corner of the barn last night.

    Will oppossums eat chicken eggs? My chickens live in a horse stall and the oppossum can have easy access to the eggs.
     
  2. Two Creeks Farm

    Two Creeks Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They sure will
     
  3. janjan1

    janjan1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just this past week I found a little possum had eaten all the eggs my broodie has been sitting on. Less than a dozen but more than I thought he could every consume. Needless to say, I caught him and rehomed him.
    Jan
     
  4. Bat Cave Silkies

    Bat Cave Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and once he's eaten ALL of the eggs~~then he'll eat your chickens
     
  5. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I re home them to the Canadian fur auctions [​IMG]
     
  6. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they will. I had one eat all the eggs my hen was setting on. They will also eat your chickens. Get rid of him.
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  7. Czech's_chicks

    Czech's_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Had one eat through the leg of my broody muscovy to get the clutch she was sitting on. If she hadn't been white, we may not have noticed she had blood on her....still as mean as every, attacking me when I lifted her off the nest to discover the shattered empty shells. I can't imagine the pain she was in, either. I patched her up and within no time, broody again.

    I truly am an animal lover, however, if it kills or destroys, it's gone.
     
  8. Bring

    Bring Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My friend had a pet opossum and we used to give him raw eggs as a treat. He loved them!
     
  9. Twiggers96

    Twiggers96 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, how about this: Will oppossums eat the chicken feed/scratch?

    Looks like I've got some trapping to do tonight.

    Found a HUGE dead oppossum in the barn a week ago - the rooster took care of that one for me.
     
  10. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:Yes, I've had possums eat layena.

    Imp
     

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