Can snakes get in my Eglu cube??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by guineahen14, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. guineahen14

    guineahen14 Out Of The Brooder

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    I put up my eglu cube with a run over a month ago. It is very nice and my Seramas love it. I was wondering it has ventilation holes in it and would a snake be able to find the opening and get in? Does anyone with the cube every have a snake problem? Thanks.
     
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  2. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    How big are the holes? If an egg fits through the hole easily, you've got a potential problem. If their eggs are close to the size of the hole, it's possible a snake would enter, eat the eggs, and then be stuck inside.

    A snake will eat something roughly 1.5x the width of the widest part of its body. I've watched a hungry snake push the limit and eat a fish that was closer to 2x but that's a general guideline.
     
  3. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from Ga You might put some hardware cloth over the hole. [​IMG]
     
  4. derryconnell

    derryconnell Out Of The Brooder

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    i would say that a crafty snake could easily squeeze through the vent hole....hasn't happened to me but now you've got me worried!
     

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