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Possum inside

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by carahill, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. carahill

    carahill Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 21, 2015
    Dog barked and chickens went nuts at 2am. Went out and found a possum hanging inside the run! The girls were freaked. I was alone and had no clue what to do so the girls spent the night in the garage. Possum gone this am. I think he slid in thru an overlapping of hardware cloth. My coop is inside the run. Should I be locking them inside the coop every night? They usually roost on top of it.
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Unless there is no opening larger than a half inch, they need to be locked in the coop at night. Opossums may be the least of your worries if there are gaps.
  3. 123RedBeard

    123RedBeard Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2014
    Louisville Slugger ... ;)

    It, or others will be back ... Check any gap, and fix it.

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