Diamond python?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by brierose3, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. brierose3

    brierose3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are diamond pythons a threat to chickens. I have 2 isa browns, a light Sussex and australorp (both 30 weeks) and a red sex link rooster. I walked into the coop tonight to lock up and noticed a snake out of the corner of my eye. He was hanging about a meter away from the nesting boxes where the chickens were sleeping.

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    Would it harm the chickens and how would we get it out?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Probably not big enough to eat a grown chicken but will devour the eggs.
    Sometimes snakes take an animal way bigger than they can swallow and die trying so they could still be a threat.
    I have lots of snakes here but, even though some are upwards of 6 feet, I think they do more good eating rodents than they are a threat to the chickens.
     
  3. Teery

    Teery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have wildlife control / management in Australia and/or an agency or a private firm you can call? I know laws are different from the U.S. their so you may want to seek out local help and advice.
     
  4. animals1981

    animals1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you have a rat or monitor problem? if so keep it around but take it away from your chickens


    if take it away into the bush
     

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