Possum in the chicken feeder

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by BlueDevilGirl67, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. BlueDevilGirl67

    BlueDevilGirl67 In the Brooder

    Aug 30, 2007
    Central NC
    My DH was in the bathroom and just happened to see a possum find his way and we have yet to find the hole into Sir Rooster's coop and get on the feeder and swing away like he belonged there. My DH promptly took his shotgun and took him out with one shot and the birds never flinched. They looked at him ( the possum) as if to say " we told you not to come in here or the crazy human would be in here shortly." My DD was more worried about the possum getting to her birds than her daddy killing a possum.
  2. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
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    That is so funny. Glad he happened to see it. That possum could have made a mess of things. Nice shot, daddy. [​IMG]
  3. Billina

    Billina In the Brooder

    Aug 23, 2007
    Will possum hurt the chickens or just eat the food?
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    They will take a bite out of a live chicken roosting, so they are nothing you want around your birds.
  5. Billina

    Billina In the Brooder

    Aug 23, 2007
    Okay, thanks. And now I realize that I've only ever seen possum at night and the girls are locked up tight then.

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