Chicken's and snake's

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by lilshadow, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little Aracauna(sp?) just caught a small garter snake and ate it. Is it going to hurt her? I hope not because I couldn't catch her to get it away from her.
     
  2. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    At least its not venomous! Make sure she has access to a lot of grit. Other than that I don't know what to tell you. [​IMG]
     
  3. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just going to post about chickens and snakes. My husabnd is furious because they kill baby snakes when they free range. He went after one of them earlier with a snake and took it away to try to save it. He delared it officially dead and came inside to look up what type black snake it was. It turned out to be a hog nosed which made it worst. This man will stop on the road and move black snakes so they don't get run over. He has picked them up and put them in the car. In a tub and brought them home. I told him maybe the chickens know that the snakes will eat their eggs or their babies and they are just clearing the place of them.

    Susan
     
  4. DLS

    DLS Chillin' With My Peeps

    I shure don't want snakes areoud the chicken house- NO , NO , NO
     
  5. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agrre. I am married to one of the few men on earth that is a protector of snakes. I think the chickens will win the battle.
     
  6. menageriemama

    menageriemama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2008
    Lake Nebagamon, WI
    Your chicken will be fine.
     
  7. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    We had some friends over last night to burn some of their large trash that their trash company won't haul away and while unloading their trailer one of the boys found a garter snake and feed it to my chickens, they had a ball, lol.
     
  8. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whew! Glad to hear that she will be okay, because there was no way we were going to get it from her. It was funny seeing this tiny chicken running with a long snake in her beak.
     

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