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Do I need to worry about black snakes?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Robin10312, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. Robin10312

    Robin10312 New Egg

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    Hi - I don't yet have chickens but am educating myself on how to create as safe as possible environment from the start. We have black snakes (and others) in North Carolina. Last year I rescued a baby bird but a snake crawled through the doggie door into the cage I kept on my screened porch, and the bird was gone without a trace. Next day one of my dogs killed the snake, and the cycle of life continues...

    Anyhow, I've seen things on the web concerning snakes eating a full sized chicken. How serious is the threat and what do you do to prevent it. A wire cage locked at night wouldn't work. Would have to be complete containment with no small space for a snake to slither through. Suggestions?
     
  2. ChristopherMic

    ChristopherMic The Poultry Guy

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