Hi! Was checking out this thread because I have had a bumper crop of snakes this summer as well. Never had any in the coop before, but a small 5'ish one was in there while we were away and chicken sitter "scared it off" a few times until we got home and relocated him. Had a couple of weeks with no snakes that I could see...but eggs kept disappearing. One day saw a large snake poo in the coop. Few days later, finally got him. BIG rat snake. Relocated him and then had another snake back in each day for 3 days in a row. Relocated those 3 snakes, all about the size of the first. Then came back from re-homing one of the snakes and found another there right away!!! Decided enough was enough! Completely cleaned out coop to rout out mice. Got rid of ALL wood chips everywhere. Have sweet PDZ on poop board and sprinkled on the floor. Thin layer of hay inside the door as a "door mat" and nest pads in the boxes. Put down Snake Away or something like that, 8" swath at the door, chicken door and the window. No snakes since...still holdin' my breath! Don't mind the mouse control at all...but don't like finding wet hens!
Question...will a roo go after a snake?