It's this guy, it's a coachwhip. I thought it was the gopher snake I saw in the garden a few weeks ago but it's not as colorful as the gopher snake was... I don't have a picture of the head, but I did see it and it has some black on it's head and the rest of the body is orange. I saw it the other day in the silkie run and figured it was eating the mice so I left it alone. Then I noticed yesterday that I didn't get eggs from the bantam cochin living with my silkies and she lays everyday. This morning my mom saw it gobble up one of the eggs! That's where my eggs are going! And the silkies don't lay in the nice nest boxes I set up for them either, they prefer to lay on the floor for some reason I dunno. I know silkies aren't flighty birds so I put the nest boxes on the ground and I know that darned snake must be under the nest box just waiting for another egg to be laid.
So how do I kill this spawn of Satan? (I just went on a site while making this post and this snake is a coachwhip snake.) It's fast and the silkie's run is kinda small, it's easy for my mom to get around in there, but I'm tall and I feel squished in there. I think I'm gonna move the silkies (and the bantam cochin) somewhere else kind of far away from the snake.. I would still like to kill the snake though. It has made enemies with me by eating the eggs laid by birds.
I tried looking for snake poison in the past but I couldn't find any at any hardware stores or feed stores.