Black Rat Snake in my pen

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ChksontheRun, May 23, 2010.

  1. ChksontheRun

    ChksontheRun Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2010
    Central Virginia
    I have 15 9 week old chickens, and this afternoon, I went out to the pen and saw a 2 foot black rat snake slithering out of the pen being watched by all 15 chickens. I know black rat snakes will eat chicks and eggs, but how about pullets and cockerels. I have also read that full grown chickens sometimes catch and eat black snakes, has anyone ever seen this? Sure hope he leaves my chickens alone. [​IMG]
  2. Coralietg

    Coralietg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2010
    Opelousas, LA
    It was a rat snake that ate one and killed three of our chicks, they were about 6 weeks old at the time. However, he was huge and about 5-6 foot long.

    I hope he leaves your chickens alone too, maybe the snake should be scared of your chickens by there age [​IMG]


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