Ok....so I have lost almost both of my silkies to predators within 6 weeks. My first one was attacked by a hawk and had it's head ripped off, and last night, we came home from dinner and a movie to find a opossum inside the coop attacking my girls, one of my Americanas just got some feathers ripped out, but our silkie has 3 deep puncture wounds- 2 on her back, one less severe on her butt. We scared him off, but less then 30 min later he was back. I'm so mad I didn't kill him- I wanted to and my adrenaline was pumping but I wasn't sure how to! I stayed up on watch until 4am, luckily I didn't have to work today. We secured the coop more so today, doing our best to cover any holes with more wood and chicken wire. We also ordered a trap that should arrive in a few days, and also.........here it is....some fly bait poison. I have read on a few forums that you mix this with Coke and it kills animals dead almost instantly, mainly raccoons and opossums because they can not throw it back up. I would prefer to just shoot the opossum but I live in a residential neighborhood and it's illegal to shoot firearms here in the city. My thing is I plan on leaving the poison out at night, while the girls are in the coop and then of course removing it in the am, and hopefully it will only be for a few nights. You don't think that would pose any danger to the girls do you? Also, has anyone used this remedy?