garter snakes

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Myra, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Myra

    Myra Out Of The Brooder

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    It seems that some garter snakes have taken up residence underneath the duck coop. Wil they harm my peking ducks and/or eat the eggs (or will they meander over 5 feet to the chicken coop which is off the ground and harm them and/or their eggs?)

    Myra
     
  2. Hoss1975

    Hoss1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think any garter snake it big enough to harm either.
     
  3. essig

    essig Out Of The Brooder

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    Garter snakes have lived near my coop for years with no incident.
     
  4. Garter snakes are harmless, they will however eat your fish or frogs and some bugs, And the chickens are more of a threat to them then than they are to your birds LOL
     
  5. bakerjw

    bakerjw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Garter snakes = major harmlessness
     
  6. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a huge one living under our wood pile that we moved. It looked nice and fat. Think it was eating well off mice cause I never saw any and it did not go near the coop. Just relocated it to the woods across the street.
     

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