Chicken Snake

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jymdhm, May 20, 2011.

  1. jymdhm

    jymdhm Out Of The Brooder

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    Yesterday we found a chicken snake in the coop. I have recently been told that if I sprinkle sulpher around the coop it will keep the snakes away. Is this safe? I free-range my chickens and don't want them to eat anything toxic. I know about the golf balls, door knobs, etc. but would rather keep them away! Any advise would be appreciated.
     
  2. jason_mazzy

    jason_mazzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sulfur is a deterrent but not a 100% guarantee. Elemental sulfur is not generally toxic, but I do not know how much would be to much. I don't think a chicken would eat too much to hurt it.
     
  3. SumDumGuy

    SumDumGuy Out Of The Brooder

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    How big was the snake, how old are the chickens? I am surprised the chickens didn't eat the snake?
     
  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    I have recently been told that if I sprinkle sulpher around the coop it will keep the snakes away

    Sulfur won't do anything to keep snakes away.​
     

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