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post #1 of 4
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we have had tow chooks die because of snakes. it was really bad news.

 

:barnie

 

 we have got a snake scarer but I want to get other ideas.

 

you can post other problems with other animals.

      it is sad to have a chook die

 

:hit

  but let there be a bit of fun. lets get started.  

post #2 of 4

Do you let them free range?  What kind of snakes?  Maybe a run with tight fencing  - like 1/4" hardware cloth  sides, top and bottom and around all gates or openings would keep them out.   Years ago someone said they used poultry wire on the  ground and  rolled it out like a slinky toy.  The snakes would try to get throw the small openings and get caught up and die there.  They said then other scavengers would eat them off the wire.  :hide

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post #3 of 4
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we did let them run around a bit. we used to have two big rock piles and that's were we found them dead. but we do not have the rock piles any more but still find snakes. 

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have you had any chooks die because animals

 

 

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