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So while my girls were free ranging tonight one found a baby snake. I was freaking out hubby and I chasing the hen to get the snake from her. She is running full speed to try to keep her prize. Total chaos. We got snake from her. Thank god it was a king snake it was released very minor injury and probably traumatized from chase. But my concer is how likely would a hen be at taking a snake bit. Just curious
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Very likely. My flock catches and eats small snakes like garters, mice and frogs frequently. And just about anything else that wont eat them first.
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Originally Posted by coffeychicks View Post

So while my girls were free ranging tonight one found a baby snake. I was freaking out hubby and I chasing the hen to get the snake from her. She is running full speed to try to keep her prize. Total chaos. We got snake from her. Thank god it was a king snake it was released very minor injury and probably traumatized from chase. But my concer is how likely would a hen be at taking a snake bit. Just curious

Do you mean being bitten by a venomous snake?

Where are you located?

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Yes I ment being bitten. I didn't proof read my post. I am in South Carolina.
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Yes I ment being bitten. I didn't proof read my post. I am in South Carolina.

I'm sure it's possible and I would imagine it would kill the bird pretty quickly...but I don't remember reading many, if any, stories about it happening.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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