Questions about raccoons and opossums

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by happymom99, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. happymom99

    happymom99 Songster

    Mar 6, 2011
    Hello. I know just about nothing about either of these critters, except that they can be very dangerous to my chickens. Does anyone know if either of these predators would/could climb a tree and then jump down from a tree limb into a fenced area? What about a 6 foot wooden fence? If so, do I need to worry about them doing this during the day or only at night since they are nocturnal?

    My chickens will be in a run and coop that will be safe from predators at night but during the day they will be allowed to free-range in a fenced off area that backs up to a big avocado tree and has a wooden fence down two sides of it.

    Thank you,

  2. jjdward

    jjdward How bout them DAWGS!

    May 4, 2009
    Buchanan, Georgia
    First of all, you are right, they are both bad for chickens!!!! Had a coon get about 20 of my chickens. I would make SURE the coop they are in is VERY strong. Coons are very strong and persistent.
  3. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Short answers--

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