Our coop and run is built near a bunch of pine trees. Except on my property, you can't get away from bunches of pine trees dividing up the property. Of course, this means we have taken care of quite a few snakes hanging around the pine needle beds. We don't kill the non poisonous snakes, but the others are dispatched quickly.
Except now I have chickens which poses the problem of snakes in the coop. The coop has mesh around all the ventilation areas and the coop is raised. How else can I keep snakes away from the coop? I don't want any snake hurting the chickens and if they develop a taste for the eggs, it will be war. War, I say!