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Chicken harrassing snake - breed?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by gootziecat, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. gootziecat

    gootziecat Songster 10 Years

    Nov 27, 2007
    Hampshire Co, WV
    Looks like most of us have snakes hanging around, and often around or in the henhouse. Some one told me a long time ago that Dark Cornish would kill a snake and people would keep them just for that reason. I'm just wondering which breeds of chickens would at least run one off. Some guineas will harrass snakes or kill them. Wondering about chickens.

  2. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    I don't know about chickens, but I do know that guineas will. We've had several small snakes killed by the guineas; not eaten, just pecked to death....
  3. sydney13

    sydney13 Songster

    Mar 11, 2010
    i would say the buckeyes, cornish, malay, asil, shamo, and some other gamebirds would try to attack the snake
    ive also heard that geese and ducks will stomp on the snake

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