I came home to my guineas raising a fuss like I had never heard. I ran out to check them and found a gray rat snake in the cage that my new hen has been laying in. I could see two large lumps in the snake body and it was stretching it's mouth to eat another one. I ran and grabbed the shovel, got the pen door opened, and attempted to hit the snake, which was hard because it was inside a wire cage. The egg broke, the snake took off out the back of the cage getting part way into the pen where my other hen is sitting. She was in the door way of her dogloo raising a ruckus, her mate was running back and forth sounding the alarm. Since the snake had eaten eggs its body no longer fit through the wire of the cage so it was pretty much trapped. My new hen, I am presuming, had managed to get 3 eggs out of the cage nest and they were laying in the dirt in the run. Once they saw me going after the snake her and her mate both took off out the pen opening. They must have thought I was a shovel wielding maniac. I may never get them back in the pen again. My question now is what do I do in regards to her nest in the cage? Should I redo her nest back in the cage and put her eggs back in there and hope that if I can get her back in the pen she will resume laying in there or set up some other type of nest for her.