My girls had a big possum come in their coop tonight. I have 6 hens and they have been safe from any threats. I had a huge tuff shed build for winter for them to roost in the winter. At night they roost in a converted bunny coop with a larger pen all protected with chicken wire. In the summer they go inside and roost. I close the pen at night to protect them from harm. I live in a surban neighbor hood and I never though a possum would come visit. Oh my God!!!!! I was awaken immediately by the girls loud noise. I flipped the lid open and that Possum just froze. My girls ran!! I was so really lucky. He did not kill one!! I would of killed it but did not have a thing in my hand at 1:30 am in the morning. I am alone. I was more concerned about my girls. The pen is split in two parts, on the other side Rosie and Roxie my Reds were still and just sitting. They were not upset. My four other girls were going crazy in the yard. My Betsy was the one that got pulled off the roost. I checked her in the house and she was just nicked on the leg. She had some blood on her leg but I saw no wounds on her body. He just started in. God!! How scary. I raisied these six girls from tiny chicks.That possum will be back for sure!!! That was a close call!!!!! Do possums pray in the day?? I know he will come again at night. The girls are will be in their Large hen house now. The coop he hit was the summer coop which I though was safe but not! I calmed them down and got them in the Tuff Shed which is the home I had planned on having them roost for winter. We just turned the clocks back and the nights are cold. I almost put them in the shed but decided one more night in the summer coop. my plan is a trap him asap, because he is coming back to finish. Will he come in the day??? I don't think Possums are only nocturnal?