possum living under the coop

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by kelliepulido, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    dogs were barking tonight and outside in the dark in the chicken run was a big possum he ran and then slipped under the coop.. could he have eaten and killed my babies this summer?I know a skunk was in the cooop he sprayed in there and I saw him recently trotting across the yard away from the coop around 1am frequently I smell the skunk out there over 15 chicks were killed out in that coop this summer
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Flock Master Premium Member

    Mar 15, 2010
    On the MN prairie.
    Yes, a possum could well have killed your chicks.
  3. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2010
    Ringgold, GA
    I could have been the skunk or the possum or both killing your chicks. I would set a live trap and get both of them out of there before you lose anymore birds.

    Good luck to you....

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