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I'm guessing that opossum's are the cause of more losses with chickens than any other predator.

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January 25th, 2012, 11:14 am
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Sad but True. My existing set up deters almost any other threat to my birds, but the possum is 'stupid enough to not take heed, and like a rat, can get any any hole it's head can get thru, making young 'possums a perhaps greater threat at times.

My usual joke lines are, "How long you fatten them up?" or " Thar's sum gud eatin' thar, if ya fix it rite, boy !"
Your recipe doc? , LOL :mrgreen:

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January 25th, 2012, 1:23 pm
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Killed two so far up here.

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January 25th, 2012, 3:48 pm
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They are taken easily by live traps, here. My dogs have always gotten the highest praise and reward for catching a 'possum here.

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January 25th, 2012, 3:53 pm
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My biggest losses are to fox. When there free ranging out in the timber. We have alot of opossums and I catch a bunch just in live traps that I keep set 24/7. Jan dosent like it much when I dispatch opossums she calls them natures garbage disposil. I tell her good they can dispose of one of there own then.

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