do I have to worry about snakes eating my chickens?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by rhino1, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. rhino1

    rhino1 In the Brooder

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    Where I am going to build my coop it will be right by a low swampy area. I know there are water moccasins, probably rattles and copper heads. Do I have to worry about them messing with my chickens or just myself in the coop? I plan on making it hard for predators to get in, just not sure I can completely keep snakes out
     
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Songster

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    Can't you find a better place for your chicken coop? Under your coop would be a perfect place for a snake den. I would think chicken eggs might be a attractant for snakes. Maybe you need a mongoose or two?
     
  3. rhino1

    rhino1 In the Brooder

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    My back yard butts right up to a low area. We have 5 dogs in our back yard as well. They're mostly inside dogs. But they need the room as well and I am pretty sure I have one dog that might like a chicken diner. So, I wanted to put them behind my fence to give them more room as well. Ithe run will not be in the water,just a foot or so from it. We don't have mongoose here in Ga
     
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  4. rhino1

    rhino1 In the Brooder

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    I also plan on pouring a concrete slab for the hen house that will also double as my tool shed
     
  5. TheEggCollecter

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    Concrete slab is a good idea
     
  6. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Songster

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    X2 I have friends that lives where they have lots of rattlers and they always carry a gun to kill them.
     

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