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Damn It!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by montverdechick, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. montverdechick

    montverdechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, yesterday I went out to take care of my 4 week old chicks in their outdoor brooder. Well, one of the NHRs was dead. All I noticed was some wounds to the head area, so I figured they must have pecked at it after it died. I took care of it and checked on them throughout the day...no other issues.

    This afternoon, my DSS went out to feed them and caught a 5 foot yellow rat snake in the act of eating a 2nd NHR!!! The chick was too big for it and it couldn't get more than the head down.

    DAMN IT!!!! How did it get in there and how did I not notice it yesterday??? Explains the head wounds...

    So, DH took care of the snake. We usually just move them but he was afraid it might come back again.

    Have NO idea how it got in. Brooder/coop is TOTALLY predator proof. Any spaces are way too small for a snake this size to fit into, much less a worm. Must have come in when I opened the door one day while changing food/water. Won't leave the door open again for any amount of time.

    SO sad!!
     
  2. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Very sad... so sorry.
     
  3. Louise's Country Closet

    Louise's Country Closet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no, I'm so sorry [​IMG] That would be so sad!
     
  4. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for your loss. Too bad the snake had to go but understand totally.
     
  5. S*T*A*R

    S*T*A*R Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So did you lose two of them or only the first one?
     
  6. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry for your loss.Glad you killed it.
     
  7. montverdechick

    montverdechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We lost two of them... :-(
     

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