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Chicken Snakes (Texas Rat Snake)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ronnie2, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. Ronnie2

    Ronnie2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was showing my neighbor across the road my new chickens yesterday, and told him I was going to chink up the boards, to help keep the chicken snakes out. His answer was, didn't make any difference to what I did, a chicken snake would find away to get into a rural chicken house. Just gotta go check on sitting chickens every once in a while. Think goodness for those 4-wheel mules!
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens Ronnie, you are much braver than I am - just reading that s word makes me crumble. Anything that makes me scream like a banshee can not be good for anyone's health.[​IMG] I've read often on BYC that someone went to get eggs out from under a hen and found a S hiding under her, keeping warm, and taking eggs when they felt like it. Or getting into a nest with newly hatched and soon to be swallowed chicks. I TOTALLY HATE THEM. I hope you can keep them away.

    Maybe getting guineas would help. I've read they will mob a snake and drive it away from their territory.
     
  3. Ronnie2

    Ronnie2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Drumstick Diva, glad you mention it, I need to take my 3-prong pitchfork back down to the coop, not for go picking up more pine straw, but it works wonders on those 5-6-foot fat chicken snakes. Just turn it slightly off sidways, it's like shooting them with a scatter gun, can't miss. Take them outside and then work them over good. Cheap that away to. Have a blessed day!!
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    This is the New members introductions forum. I see that you have already posted here. You are likely to reach out to more members by posting in the most appropriate forum - e.g. this thread could have been possibly more suited to the "Predators and Pests" forum. Maybe something worth bearing in mind for the future.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  6. Ronnie2

    Ronnie2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well CT I'm a new member how do I get to the to where all the other folks post? I was just replying, but always with a story of my past experiences.
     
  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Go to the "Forum" tab, it will show a drop down menu. Then go to "Raising backyard chickens" in the drop down menu - this will reveal a second drop down menu - choose "Predators and pests". Once there, click "start a new thread". Hope that helps

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    Last edited: Mar 18, 2017
  8. Ronnie2

    Ronnie2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks CT for the help, always learn something every day until you die. I just won't to keep on living, except getting more scatter bain in my golden years.
     

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