Hi, reading through predator identification post, and pretty sure I have a snake, but wanted to make sure. Had a snake problem a few months ago, but he just ate babies and left the mama hen alone. Just this week I let another broody hen sit on 6 eggs, and have had no problems until last night. This morning, I wake up to 4 missing eggs with no trace of shells, which makes me think it was that dang snake again, but the sitting hen is dead! No marks, no spit covered head. If it was a coon or a skunk, wouldn't it have eaten at least part of her? I'm thinking maybe she died of shock? Or maybe it was poisonous and bit her while she defended eggs? Either way, such a waste, and I'm just trying to prepare coop for round two (well round ? After dogs and snakes ) but need to know what I'm defending from. Thanks for any input.