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Snakes in nest box?

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Hi, I am new and trying to find my way around the site.  They called me chickidi.  From Florida.  My husband and I are both retired and decided to raise a few (4 Rhode Island reds)  There now in my computer room and there about 3 weeks old.  There will soon be going outside.

 

My question is does the snakes go in the chicken pens, especially the nesting box?  I would hate to go pick up an egg and find a snake in the box.  Thank you in advance for your answers.

Chickidi:hide

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Hello and welcome to BYC! frow.gif

Snakes are attracked to mice and eggs. So if you keep your eggs collected on a daily basis, and dont let mice get into the coop, you shouldnt have any trouble. Dont use chicken wire on any exterior area of your coop or run. All kinds of things can crawl through or rip apart chicken wire. Always use hardware cloth. 1/2 inch is fine. Make sure nothing can dig under either, build everything like fort knox.

Enjoy your new babies! If you have any further questions, feel free to ask.

Welcome to our flock! :-)

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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

Treating Sour Crop and Impacted Crop                                    Raising Quail

 

How to Treat Egg Binding in Hens 

 

Leg, Foot and Toe Issues in Poultry of All Ages

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Thanks for that info on snakes.

Chickidi

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