Originally Posted by 5parrots&zoo
Thank you for the suggestion for the snake hook. I really do not like to kill a critter that is helpful(hunts mice or rats), but my chickens' welfare comes first. Love my girls!!!
Me too, BUT yesterday afternoon I opened the main door, people door, to the coop and RIGHT there was a big snake. OMG I thought I'd have a spaz-attack! Lol.. The chickens were all outside wanting to come in, but were scared. I screamed for hubby, and was beating it's head with a board til he got there. I wasn't prepared or I would have had something better to get rid of it with. Hubby thought it was a garter snake but I don't. It had a larger jaw/mouth area and was colored funny. We're in Ohio, so I do wonder what it was. It was NOT going to get in where my girls live, if I had anything to say about it. I'll be putting hardware around with the chicken wire now. Can't have them in there at all! Hubby says now he can tell that all the chickens all girls, cause we were all scared. Lol.. Then why did he use 2 sticks to carry it away?!!