So I get home last night around 5 pm from work. The first thing I always do is let the dogs out, well when I opened the back door I heard my chickens squawking to high heaven and saw several of them standing out in 4 inches of snow (they never come out in the snow). So I go running out there, in my good shoes no less, and find a possum helping himself to the layer pellets. Fu my lab/chow mix followed me and spotted the possum before I could do anything about him. Well needless to say I didn't have to worry about taking care of the possum, FU took it upon herself to help. I had the people door open so I could let fresh air in and give the chickens something to look at other than the four coops walls. They have been cooped up for several days now. It was still daylight so I hope this was an isolated incident. The ones that didn't brave the snow where all up on the top roost or in the top nesting box so I don't know if the possum was too lazy to go after them or if the pellets were just a much easier meal.