Black Snakes....no friend of mine

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by buckrut, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. buckrut

    buckrut Out Of The Brooder

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    Getting first round of birds this weekend...finally. Getting 10 week old chicks and they will be in an enclosed pen outsider with a large coop. We don't have many but 1 sighting for a black snake is to many for me. How worried should I be and what precautions can I do? thanks
     
  2. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the 10 week old would be safe from being eaten by a snake. You still don't wanna go to the coop & find one. I found one the other day in my hen house & it had eaten a fake egg didn't bother the chickens. The only way to keep them out is half inch hardware cloth everywhere & an apron on the bottom. This coop here is hopefully snake proof .[​IMG]
     
  3. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    There was a gut using minnow traps with eggs as bait and catching multiple snakes in each one. I'm with you, the only good snake is a belt or boots. [​IMG] I can't imagine what motivates people to put up with them even when they reach under a hen for eggs and wind up with a handful of snake [​IMG]
     
  4. dlee

    dlee Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I had many eggs eaten by snakes & I had some netting from Lowes for keeping birds out of my strawberrys. This netting has caught 5 snakes ( chicken snakes & copperheads ). The egg eating is getting fewer fast. The draught we are having here in E. Texas is drawing the snakes in for water also. Anything bother my chickens & eggs will not bother them again. [​IMG]
     
  5. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Accck- good thought about the water--- I have a whole kiddy pool full...
     

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