I went out to my coop this morning to a 5 to 6 foot black snake on the floor of my coop. It left the way it came and I though that was the end of it, but oh no it was not. I went back a bit later to the snake in the nest box eating a plastic Easter egg. I ran in the house to call a neighbor to help but no answer, so I went back out and pinned it to the wall with the rake,by this time it had throw up the plastic egg it had ate. I got it around the rake and took it out of the coop where I beat the every living poop out of it with the flat side of the rake, I killed it dead. The only good snake around a chicken coop is a dead one Tonight my husband and i are going to be doing some work on the coop to help keep snakes out of it. I hate snakes.