Possums are my favorite things. And get this,if I toss fresh scraps out for the possums,THEY LEAVE MY CHICKENS ALONE. Infact I caught a juvi possum that got stuck between the house and the compost box and kept her for three days. I even fed,watered,and played with her and after I opened the cage to let her go and she crawled out and stared at me. And after ten minutes of staring at each other she walked away. And ever since I set live traps,catch possums,play with the small ones and let them go. Insaine,right?