I Ilive in Ga and we have a poisonous snake in our area called the Copper head. We had just returned the 10 week old chicks back to the run when I saw them killing something. The snake was a juvenile, but just as poisonous as an adult. As least that's what I have alwasys heard. They are not very big snakes this one was aprox 10". It took all I had to get it away from the hens to take the pics. So far so good, no one looks swollen or hurt. This is the second snake my chicks have killed (yeah) As you can see it was torn in sections by the time I got it.