Reinforced the pen, digging now from inside?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Mrs. K, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Chicken Obsessed

    Nov 12, 2009
    western South Dakota
    Ugh! lost a doz chicks, as something dug under the gate. We have been wet here, and sandy = easy digging.

    So I dug it out deeper, and filled it with scrap iron, and then reburied it. This morning when I went down, I was a bit surprised to see fresh digging, but from inside the pen, trying to get out.

    What ever it is, is not bothering my hens, smells bad, but not like a real skunk, and must have been in the coop, yesterday while I was working there, ugh.

    I opened the gate, and left it. I am going to have to clean out that whole house, he must be behind the nesting boxes, there is a space there, I just don't want to move it and have it jump at me! ugh!

  2. mickistoy

    mickistoy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2010
    northern ohio
    opposoms stink to high heaven! [​IMG] they will eat anything including one of their own!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2010
  3. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2010
    chesapeake Va.
    Quote:X2 POSSUMS ARE STINKERS it is a result of the diet they have
  4. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    I too would worry about Opposums.. I would be sitting out there trying to get the bugger out before it gets hungry....

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