This morning I heard a commotion in my brooder hut and, upon inspecting, discovered a 5 and a half foot long chicken snake! It had already eaten 7 chicks. I have a divided brooder with one hen and babies in each side. It got all but one of my orpingtons chicks and had moved over to the other side and started on my largecochin hens brood before I found him. I'm just sick! I usually do not kill snakes but this one did not escape my rath!