possum

along121

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Today I went out to my hen house to gather eggs and in the first nest box as a very young possum sound asleep. I have one of those Tractor supply coops and on the upper half of the cage, the bars are 1 1/2 by 4. I guess it was so little it crawled in at the top part. All of my eggs were still there. None eaten. I ordered more hardwire to now cover the top part all around. Geez, the cage is so good. Why did they make the bottom part so well and then make the top part look different.
 

Dottie the Chicken

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I've had 2 possums in my coop before. Thankfully they didn't kill anybody (praise God). My neighbor had 4 chickens killed on Saturday by a couple possums. They're gone now...
 

along121

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Jun 30, 2013
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Oh no!
Great plan to remodel.
What happened to the possum? Possum Heaven?
The possum is just a baby. We stuck a broom handle at him and he latched on. Took him out and he ran in the woods. I have an automatic chicken door so I know my hens are safe til 8 am each morning.


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along121

Songster
8 Years
Jun 30, 2013
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102
The possum is just a baby. We stuck a broom handle at him and he latched on. Took him out and he ran in the woods. I have an automatic chicken door so I know my hens are safe til 8 am each
 

Folly's place

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Your cute baby opossum will be glad to return, and they do eat eggs and kill chickens. 'Possum Heaven' is a good place for any that decide to move into the coop or barn!
Mary
 

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